Lagneau, Morgon Vieilles Vignes, 2015

Morgon, Beaujolais, France

Lagneau, Morgon Vieilles Vignes, 2015

Morgon, Beaujolais, France

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  • Case of 12
£14.50
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£14.50

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Grape Varietes: Gamay 100% Wine Style: Fruit-driven Reds Winemaker: Gérard Lagneau Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022 Reviewer Rating: 89 Reviewer: Decanter Code: 103006 Alcohol: 14%
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Lagneau's Morgon 2015 was voted Wine of the Week by Tom Cannavan, and a review of the wine can be found on Tom's YouTube channel.

2015 is a truly great Beaujolais vintage, and the critics have been singing its praises, including Neil Martin of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate who described it as a vintage to: "put smiles on many people's faces".

Morgon typically produces the most powerful, rich and earthy wines in all of Beaujolais – and the best wines reach Burgundian-like silky complexity with age and Lagneau's fine rendition yields from less than a hectare of 60-year-old vines in the Corcelette zone of the Morgon cru.

Lagneau is a pre-eminent Beaujolais producer, crafting serious Cru (village appellation) wines redolent of its blue schist soils from low-yielding old vines, with concentrated fruits and underlying minerality – a completely different league to the simplistically light, fruity wines of the region’s generic appellations and Beaujolais nouveau.

Reviews

"The 2015 vintage is being hailed as one of the best ever in the resurgent Beaujolais region, where recognition for the quality of wines from the 'Crus' of Beaujolais has soared. This comes from one of the very best, most Burgundian Crus, Morgon, where ninth generation winemaker Gérard Lagneau works with 60-year-old vines. Deep-coloured but bright, the nose has lovely crushed violets and summer berry fruits, a little stripe of game and meatiness adding interest. In the mouth this is truly gorgeous: there's a precise minerality to this that belies its 14% alcohol, the flood of sweet, so obviously ripe and plump, cherry and red berry fruit etched by fine acidity and smooth, fine-grained tannins. An exquisite Morgon really well-priced, and a fabulous bellwether for the 2015 vintage." Tom Cannavan

A lovely exuberant, ripe blackcurrant and dark fruit nose with ozone, mineral notes and dried herbs. Real structure on the palate with ripe, supple tannins, rich fruit and a hint of mineral grain. A wine of great poise and balance through to a long finish.

“A fragrant, floral expression on the nose cedes to mineral-toned, dark black fruit on the palate with bright acidity supplying freshness and vibrancy.” Decanter Magazine

"2015 is an excellent vintage for Beaujolais." James Suckling

"…Morgon is the village that produces the deepest, most Burgundian of Beaujolais wines - and the Lagneau family has the advantage of a small parcel of 60-year-old vines for this particular wine." Joanna Simon, House & Garden