Veal Jus, Roasted Almond, Achillee Syrup.
- Hubert Lamy
- Antoine Jobard
- Laurent Roumier
Savigny-les-Beaune. One of the most underrated village which makes tremendously charming Reds in the Cote de Beaune but always overshadowed by Volnay and Pommard. There are a total of 22 Premier Crus in this village, and one of the very best is undoubtedly Les Narbantons. Aside from Domaine Leroy, the next challenger to the throne of Les Narbantons is undoubtedly Mongeard-Mugneret.
“Whereas previously I felt that the general quality ought to be higher, more commensurate with their holdings, I found greater precision and terroir expression than in the past. I recommend reacquainting yourself with Mongeard-Mugneret just like I did this year.”
– Neal Martin, Wine Advocate.
Les Narbantons from Mongeard-Mugneret is certainly overlooked in their portfolio, especially when they produce a star-studded range of Vosne-Romanee Grand Crus. But the one which I find myself drinking the most is always this cuvee. Priced much lower than many villages wines, this proved to provide an amazing Quality/Price Ratio (QPR). The wine is always redolent of red cherries, summer flowers and soft, silky tannins. Wines you won’t hesitate to pop at a moment’s notice and perfect when heavier wines prove too much for recent hot weather.
“… the Mongeard family put together a very fine, representative range of 2014s and it was quite easy to see that this will be a very successful vintage for Vincent Mongeard and his team.”
– John Gilman, View from the Cellar.
2014 is a year where Vincent Mongeard really hit the home run. Tasting through the range, we can safely confirm this fact. Wines are in stock already and there are some halves as well for those who want instant gratification. For me I would wait 1-2 years before trying them but I guess 1-2 hours in the decanter will help too.
2014 Mongeard-Mugneret Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Les Narbantons
The 2014 Narbantons from Vincent Mongeard was raised in one third new oak and was showing very well at the time of my visit. The very fine bouquet wafts from the glass in a youthful blend of red and black cherries, gamebirds, coffee, woodsmoke, iron-like soil tones and cedar. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and nicely sappy at the core, with fine soil inflection, suave tannins and impressive length and grip on the very promising finish. The inherent elegance of the vintage are very much in evidence in this excellent young example of Narbantons. JG92.
With the growing interest in the delightful wines of Beaujolais, WEA are pleased to conduct a specialized Masterclass featuring some top names in the region. As many have the misconception that Beaujolais can’t age and evolve, we have specially curated some prized bottles from the GREAT 2010 vintage to share with you. Aside from 3 different magnums, we will also surprise you with another even older vintage. This is a once in a lifetime chance to taste these wines which are very very hard to find in the market now. Our resident Mr. Wine will explain and host this masterclass.
- JEAN FOILLARD Morgon Cote du Py (magnum)
- Chateau des Jacques Morgon Cote du Py (magnum)
- Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette (magnum)
- A blind even more AGED Beaujolais.
“… 2015 is likely to be the one that delivers the greatest impact and pleasure for most wine lovers. Two thousand fifteen has plenty of candidates for wine of the year; wines that deliver concentration and energy, with opulent fruit character and the classic core of acidity that gives Beaujolais its trademark vivacity. These wines are also built to age but at the same time display an exuberance that makes many of them pretty irresistible now.”
– Vinous on the 2015 Bojos.
Ok guys, the wait is over. The Beaujolais which I know many of you have been waiting for is here. The legendary Morgons from Jean FOILLARD of course!!!
For those who haven’t been Foillard-ed, they are one of the benchmark producers of Beaujolais and one of the members of the Gang of Four. From Kermit Lynch: The Gang of Four called for a return to the old practices of viticulture and vinification: starting with old vines, never using synthetic herbicides or pesticides, harvesting late, rigorously sorting to remove all but the healthiest grapes, adding minimal doses of sulfur dioxide or none at all, and refusing both chaptalization and filtration. The end result allows Morgon to express itself naturally, as it should be without the bubblegum and banana aromas of so many other Beaujolais available today. Its rustic structure, spicy notes, and mineral-laden backbone are what real Morgon is all about.
“If you are still under the misguided belief that Beaujolais cannot make world class wine, then you have not tasted the wines from Jean Foillard.”
– Neal Martin, Wine Advocate.
World class wines. What else can we add? WEA tried a 2010 Foillard recently and wow, it’s still so young and primary! Superb aging potential, don’t look down on Bojo! Judging from previous Bojo offers, these will move fast. I mean really fast. #bojorocks #drinkmorebojo
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2015 Foillard Morgon “Corcelette” *old vines*
Subtle and earthy with perfumed plum and cherry aromas that follow through to a full body, juicy fruit and a lovely finish. Subtle center palate of fruit here. Beautiful balance. From one of the the light climats in Morgon. Made from organic grapes. Rated JS93.
2015 Foillard Morgon “Cote du Py”
Gorgeous aromas of stems and spices with crushed berries and beautiful florals. Coffee beans and charcoal, too. Medium body, firm and silky tannins and lovely caressing fruit. Very long and delicious. Made from organic grapes. Rated JS95.