Tasting Note                         

93   2009  Lapierre   Morgon (Cru Beaujolais)   2/16/18  ($25)

100% Gamay   13% alc
Color: Deep raspberry. No browning or clearing. (3.0) Bouquet: Black truffles, minerals and wet forrest floor nuances complement framboise liqueur and tart cherry fruit. Complex. (3.5) Body: Solid middleweight to light heavyweight with outstanding acidity and still has the fruit to meet. Tangy mineral mouthfeel that coats. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but not quite as expressive with fruit more restrained. (3.0) Finish: Shows all the nuances found in the bouquet with even more intensity. (3.5)
Overall: Intense minerality and racy acidity lead the charge with complex nuances of black truffles and forrest floor complementing raspberry liqueur and tart cherry fruit. Totally mature with the precise fruit playing a supporting role, but still very present. The '09 Cru Beaujolais are some of the best I've ever tasted and this is definitely one of them. Shows all of the complexity and structure that one would expect from a Grand Cru Red Burgundy, just lacks the silky Pinot Noir fruit. The fruit was a little more forward and charming a few years ago. Still drinking beautifully and should hold for 2-3 more years. (16.5)

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