''This is a proper Morgon for aging after all!, good acids and excellent balance and grip on the long and complex finish. Fine, fine juice.'' 92 Points, John Gilman, View From The Cellar
Hi Folks, There are certain reds that often just hit the right spot, you can't quite put your finger on it, but you keep coming back to it, because its just too delicious!....and we reckon today's featured 2016 Gamay from the prestigious Morgon appellation in Beaujolais falls into this category. The Chateau La Grange Cochard Morgon Vieilles Vignes is our most sought after Beaujolais in our Entire Store (irrespective of price) its just beautiful!
In regards to the flavour profile of this Morgon Vieilles Vignes Gamay; its highlighted by charming cherries, strawberry and dark fruits, complimented with touches of spice, savouriness, light oak, minerality and earthy nuances with well developed structure and a good balance of acidity. Having aged 4 years their is a nice gentle richness and soft tannins on display (it will continue to develop further complexities over the next 3 - 4years) That's my take on this delicious Red, but for more in-depth analysis, I advise you to read the glowing reports from today's featured scribes who are all in agreement that this is worth grabbing a case of now and enjoying over the next few years.
‘'This has blossomed beautifully since I last tasted it during my visit to the estate last March. The wine is pure and nicely sappy in its sophisticated bouquet of black cherries, blackberries, a fine base of soil elements, bitter chocolate, that same touch of juniper berry I found last year and a topnote of bonfires. On the palate the wine is pure, focused, full-bodied and sports excellent mid-palate depth, with still a bit of backend tannin (this is a proper Morgon for aging after all!), good acids and excellent balance and grip on the long and complex finish. Fine, fine juice.'' 92 Points, John Gilman, View From The Cellar
‘'Vibrant black raspberry, cherry and violet scents, along with suggestions of licorice, smoky minerals and earth. Concentrated yet lithe and precise, offering cherry, red/dark berry and spicecake flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Silky, even tannins shape the finish, which hangs on with strong persistence and resonating florality.“ 92 points, Josh Raynolds, Vinous Media
‘'A worthy successor to the excellent 2015, though cut from more classical cloth, the 2016 offers up appealing aromas of Griotte cherry, raw cocoa and candied peel. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, glossy and pure, with tangy acids, melting tannins and a concentrated core of fruit.'’91 points William Kelley, Wine Advocate, Wine Advocate Magazine