Saturday, May 10, 2008

Barry Drinks Beaujolais

Don't ask...OK......if you insist..the last time I bought..let alone drank....a Beaujolais was yonks (a long time) ago. It used to be a headache wine...
New wine drinkers would ask why Beaujolais does not appear on the label..well..you gotta learn the 'Villages' names..then you will know that Moulin à Vent, Chiroubles etc were the 'better' wines....Morgon belongs to that group.

I was interested in the 2005 as Burgundy had a wonderful vintage..and if the Pinot Noir was OK..then why not Gamay. As the 2004 was also available..it lent itself to a comparison tasting.
As the photos show..perfect Beaujolais weather...the 2004 photo is particularly
attractive..with the evening sun casting shadows.


















Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2004

Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Milky colour...light to medium bodied.....odd smell at first..seems a little volatile...earthy..dusty cherry..seems like it is bubbling under in the glass...never really got going...a poor bottle..or is it a closed period...whatever it is...not a pleasure at the moment
Points 14.5

















Marcel Lapierre Morgon 2005

Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
This is another kettle of fish(where does that saying come from?)..bright colour, clear...light purple..firm, tight nose...very reserved..flowery...no more...palate shows sweetish fruit with lively acidity..cherries...needs a year or two if the nose is anything to go by...
Points 16

3 comments:

Craig Camp said...

I am an unabashed lover of Cru Beaujolais. Given the proverbial "stranded on a desert island" question I would without hesitation choose Cru Beaujolais. The combination of balance, zest and fruit is irresistible.

Joe said...

Hi Barry - I have a bottle of the '05 in my cellar. Bought two, and the first time I tried it (year ago maybe) the notes would have matched your 2004 comments - closed, and not pleasant. As such I stuck it away - by your notes I should wait a bit longer...

WiZiE said...

nice blog
nice article
keep it up

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