Tasting Note                         

89    2006 Sarl Marcel Lapierre Morgon     12/1/07 ($21)

12.5% alc
Color: Light ruby with purple. (2.5) Bouquet: Black and red raspberries with excellent mineral and acidity, and a touch of animal fur. (3.0) Body: Light middleweight with very good fruit propelled by excellent acidity and mineral terroir. This can age. (3.0) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but the fruit is less forward, showing more acidity and mineral. Lively and crisp, more like a white Burgundy. (3.0) Finish: Parallels bouquet with mineral and game lingering, also some framboise and a touch of tannin. This is the most impressive part of the wine. (3.0)
Overall: A top notch Cru Beaujolais from a lighter vintage, compared to ’05 at least. This shows impressive character and elegance, drinking more like a Beaune wine, say a lighter-styled Savigny-les-Beaune or Givry. It does not have as much body or fruit as the ’05 version, but should still improve over the next 2-5 years. If drinking now, give it 1-2 hours in a decanter to let it open up. I find it hard to put down. I just want to sniff at it, because there seems to be more there than meets the palate at present. (14.5)