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2018 Jean-Paul Thevenet, "Morgon" Beaujolais, Vieilles Vignes

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2018 Jean-Paul Thevenet, "Morgon" Beaujolais, Vieilles Vignes

Burgundy's Finest Cru Beaujolais!
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"The rise in quality, authenticity and standing of Beaujolais these days begs the question: Who is driving the revival?" Decanter

The answer?

Jean-Paul Thevenet.

Thevenet is part of a small group of vignerons - now famously known as The Gang Of Four - who are invoking a return to traditional and authentic winemaking practices.

Add an outstanding 2018 Beaujolais vintage, and this Cru may be one of the best we have ever tasted!

Within Beaujolais, there are ten "crus." Jean-Paul Thevenet's "Morgon" is among the finest.

"The 2018 Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes (old vines) 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." Wine Advocate

Enjoy this hearty Beaujolais over the next 5 years. It is an all year round red to pair with veal, grilled meats, duck, chicken and hearty salads.

This is a gorgeous Gamay!

$34.95 per bottle / $419.40 per case

Summary



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.

VINOUS

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."


Product Details


Producer: Jean-Paul Thevenet

Country: France

Region: Burgundy

Sub Region: Beaujolais

Varietal: Gamay

Vintage: 2018

Size: 750ml

Code: W6332-1-1