Louis Claude Desvignes Morgon Côte du Py Javernières 2020

94+ – Wine Advocate

There is no doubt that the once maligned region of Beaujolais – known by many until recently for its tutti frutti Nouveau wine – has now reinvented itself and is producing some of the hottest wines in France. A legion of young talented winemakers, inspired by a few old codgers who never succumbed to the nouveau craze, are making wines that are as compelling as many of their Burgundian counterparts. And with the prices rising and shortages to come there has never been a better time to jump in and explore the lovely wines of this region.

Today’s offer from Louis Claude Desvignes is just another in a series of delicious Cru Beaujolais we have offered in the last few Months. With a well-deserved 94+ rating, this wine delivers incredible depth, character and quality, and does it all at well under $30. The review pretty much says it all! Drink this gem now and over the next 5-8 years at least.

94+ Points – The Wine Advcate – “The 2020 Morgon Côte du Py Javernières is brilliant, unwinding in the glass with aromas of wild berries, spices, rose petals, loamy soil and licorice. Medium to full-bodied, layered and concentrated, with impressive reserves of ripe tannin and sapid fruit, it’s seamless and lively, concluding with a long, resonant finish. As ever, this is built to age, and it will reward patience, even if its youthful charms are considerable.

This 13-hectare domaine produces some of the longest-lived and most serious wines in the Beaujolais. Old vines, farmed organically and harvested late, produce grapes that see traditional winemaking with whole clusters, long macerations and a submerged cap. The result is a range of inky, saturated reds with plenty of character and structure, and the top cuvées will have no trouble evolving for two decades. Anyone looking to experience the glories of aged Beaujolais shouldn’t hesitate to tuck a couple of cases away in the cellar, as a 2010 Impénitents, an overlooked vintage, amply proved on this most recent visit.”



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