Thursday, December 09, 2010
Georges DuBoeuf Morgon "Flower Label" Beaujolais Cru 2009 Wine Review (NW)
Beautiful plum, cherry, and chocolate on the nose
Light to medium bodied on the palate
Finishes with nice acidity and flavors of currants, cherry, and herbs
I had heard that 2009 was a fantastic year in Beaujolais, and this is my first bottle from that vintage. This Morgon, which is the village designation, is a beautiful wine. Morgon wines are always my favorite Beaujolais Cru, and this is one of the best I've ever tasted. It has a nice fragrance and is juicy and youthful. I'm actually going to put a few bottles away for short term cellaring.
If you need to be reintroduced to Beaujolais after a bad experience in the past, grab a 2009. This one cost me $14. Just make sure you don't accidently grab a 2009 Nouveau. Nouveau is meant to be consumed immediately and the 2010 is already out.
By the way, this is another great food wine like the Crozes-Hermitage below. What I mean by that is a wine with good acidity and broad flavors that accompanies a variety of food really well. Happy Holidays and raise a glass!