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Joseph Drouhin Morgon 2020

Morgon, Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais, Burgundy, FranceThis Morgon has an expressive, fruit-driven nose, offering a combination of dark cherries and raspberries, which is lifted by perfumed violets. There's a clear ripeness to the fruit, as you'd expect for the warm 2020 vintage, and this manages to clock in at just 13.5% alcohol. But what really stands out is the purity of the fruit: bright and well-defined, with a youthful exuberance thanks to the semi-carbonic winemaking that makes this delicious even at this early stage. It's not the most structured Morgon, but there is a backbone of fine-grained tannins with excellent fruit concentration that suggests this will be worth tucking a few bottles away for 4-6 years. Very good length, carried by a stony minerality.Tasted: 26 February 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$32.99750mlMarquis Wine Cellars and select private retailers
Producer: Maison Joseph DrouhinDistributors: Pacific Wine & Spirits Inc.
Grape: Gamay NoirCSPC: 51300UPC: 012086508516