Grapelive Special Tasting Report
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Lapierre Morgon “Cuvee Marcel Lapierre” MMIX, Cru Beajolais, France.
This beautiful and hedonistic Gamay just gets better and more seductive with every sip and tears will well up when the bottle is drained! Sadly Marcel passed last year, though this wine is a fitting tribute to the man and his passion, if you can find any of this wonderful wine, buy it and savor every drop. I’ve been lucky enough to have tried this Cuvee on more than a few occasions and it really is now hitting its stride and should age another 3 to 5 years, it was fantastic each time, but now it is utterly remarkable and pure. The nose is full of mixed flowers, walnut shells, blackberry jam and lavender leading to a vibrant palate of much the same, but with a burst of strawberries and black cherries with violets and hints of currants. This is all about pleasure and it is hard to find anything other than perfection in this treasure. A big thank you to my friend for sharing this one!
($45 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive