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2016 Julien Sunier Morgon

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March 19, 2023 - $21



93Vinous / IWC

Powerful red/blue fruit, violet, black cardamom and smoky herb aromas show excellent clarity and mineral lift. Fleshy and seamless in texture, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that tighten up slowly on the back half. Delivers a suave blend of power and energy and finishes with outstanding clarity, spicy thrust and lingering sweet blue fruit character.

93James Suckling

Very complex aromas of crushed berries, plums and bark. Some fresh mushrooms, too. Medium to full body with polished, dusty and light tannins, which underscore the fruit. Drink now or hold.

91John Gilman

...beautifully expressive already on both the nose and palate, with the bouquet wafting from the glass in a fine blend of cranberries, red plums, lovely soil tones, violets, bonfires and a touch of mustard seed in the upper register. On the palate the wine is fullish, tangy...with fine intensity of flavor, moderate tannins, good acids and a long, tangy and youthful finish.

89-91The Wine Advocate

...bundle of pure red cherry, wild strawberry and raspberry on the nose. This just unfurls beautifully, becoming quite floral with time. The palate is medium-bodied with crisp acidity.


France, Beaujolais, Morgon

Morgon is considered one of the finest of the Beaujolais Cru appellations. It is also the second largest with 2,717 acres of vineyards. The appellation is in central Beaujolais south of Fleurie and is centered around Mont du Py, whose Côte du Py granite hillsides are home to some of the best Morgon vineyards. The Gamays made in Morgon are full-bodied and concentrated but less fruity than other Beaujolais Crus. Morgons are also known for their ability to age, unlike some other Beaujolais. The alcohol content is often relatively high and in some vintages the wines approach 14% alcohol. About 700,000 cases are produced annually.


Red Wine, Gamay

The Gamay grape produces a light, versatile and food-friendly wine. It is best known for making Beaujolais Nouveau, but it is also grown in Loire and Tours. Thankfully the 14th C. Duke of Burgundy’s degree to ban the grape did not spread through all of France.