Friday, August 17, 2018
Lapierre Morgon scores 94 - new 2017
2017 M. & C. Lapierre Morgon....$31.99
Some very stony and flinty aromas with graphite. Red and dark plums, too. Smells fresh and very complex already. The palate has great density and a fine, compressed tannin texture, as well as a very focused finish. Spiced black cherries and blackberries, cassis and dark chocolate to close. Short carbonic maceration and juice is racked off during the carbonic process. A captivatingly powerful but focused Morgon. No Côte du Puy due to the hail in 2017. Best from 2020.
Rated 94/100 James Suckling