Grapelive Wine of the Day
By Kerry Winslow
2010 M. Lapierre, Morgon Cru Beaujolais, French Red.
The 2010 vintage of Lapierre shows a more subtle and delicate nature with zesty vibrant verve and energy that the last two vintages did not have, even if the 2010 seems lighter at this stage. The nose is bright with lilac, red citrus and iodine along with red fruits and a whiff of forest floor earthiness before a fresh palate of cherry, strawberry and juicy plums. With hints of straw bales, walnut shells and fig this wine has plenty of charm to seduce. This cuvee is produced without added sulfur and needs to be kept carefully or drunk young, either way this is a rewarding wine and I think it should evolve nicely for 4-6 years.
($25 Est.) 91+ Points, grapelive
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