Grapelive: Wine of the Day September 24, 2015

2013Bouland2013 Daniel Bouland, Morgon Vieilles Vignes “Delys” Cru Beaujolais, France.
Wow! This is gorgeous old vine Gamay at it’s finest, beautifully detailed, fresh, vivid and with extraordinary layers of pureness, Daniel Bouland’s Morgon is right up there with Foillard and Lapierre! Tasting this glorious example of top Cru Beaujolais from vines planted in 1926 was an honor, I have not had the Bouland Morgon “Delys” before and it left me spellbound, this is the real deal and has a wonderful sense of subtlety and elegance, the intensity is like an inner zen experience, this is not a flamboyant or slutty wine, this Gamay builds slowly on the palate and is the ultimate seduction, it has that X factor you find in great Burgundy, needless to say I was very impressed and intrigued. The 2013 Daniel Bouland Morgon Delys old vine Gamay starts with delicate violets, walnut oil and blue fruit that leads to a silky palate of black cherry, plum, blackberry and strawberry fruits along with a touch of mineral, chalky stones, a mix of Asian spice, herbs,  cinnamon and savory earth notes with hints of cedar and dried currants. The mouth feel is excellent, with light to medium body, transparency of flavors, lifting acidity and sublime length, this wine is just magical, words fail to capture it’s essence, but this is very sexy stuff. The big take away here is the terroir and unique sense of place, this most likely could not be achieved anywhere else, this wine highlights that eternal truth, this is like drinking the land’s soul, it’s something you feel and respect. Drink this well crafted Cru Beaujolais over the next 3 to 5 years, though I suspect it will drink with style for a full decade easy, be sure to chase this entertaining and stunning offering down!
($32 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive