THE MERCHANT'S MARK
95 / 100
Thevenet's 2018 Morgon Beaujolais breathtaking. From a stunning Beaujolais vintage, this "Vieilles Vignes" (old vines) showcases seamless aromas of spice, mineral, blackberry, raspberry, and red cherry. Silky tannins and wonderful grip frame the palate of cassis, pomegranate, raspberry, bitter-sweet herbs, and vibrant minerality. The vines are a minimum of 80 years old offering an expressive red like no other. This is not just any Beaujolais, it is the finest cru Beaujolais.
94 / 100
"A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe cherry and blackberry, along with building floral and exotic spice notes. Stains the palate with alluringly sweet black/blue fruit preserve, candied violet and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half while maintaining urgency. Displays a compelling blend of richness and finesse finishing strikingly long and precise, with repeating florality and harmonious tannins that come on late."
THE WINE ADVOCATE
93 / 100
"The 2018 Morgon Vieilles Vignes bursts from the glass with a high-toned bouquet of red cherries, rose petals and orange rind. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and elegant, with lively acids, melting tannins and a succulent core of fruit. This is a charming rendition of a cuvée that's routinely among the appellation's most elegant, and it's already drinking well."