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BillHike invited my wife and I and DantheRhoneFan and his wife over this weekend for raclette and we decided to do a lineup of the Gang of Four producers from Beaujolais. All the wines were from the Morgon appellation. Here are my notes:

2021 Marcel Lapierre Morgon

I've previously had the 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2013 and 2016. This is a wine I always go back to and has been a favorite over the years. Marcel died in 2010 and the wines are now made by his children Mathieu and Camille. A sweeter texture. Crimson color. This was filled with creamy red fruit and raspberries. Medium to full bodied. Soft tannins and the most elegant of the 4 wines. 91 points.

2020 Jean-Paul Thevenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes

First time trying a wine from this estate. Another wine from the very hot 2020 vintage. A spicier profile with black cherry, cranberry and plum notes. A little funk on the nose which blew off with air. Medium bodied. 88 points.

2019 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

This is Foillards single vineyard flagship wine. Aged in old Burgundy barrels. Decanted 3 hours before drinking. Moderate sediment. Darker color than the Breton. A serious Beaujolais. Darker fruit notes concentrating around black cherry, pepper and red currants. Medium tannins. My favorite in the lineup. I previously had the 2005 and it was just about as good. 93 points.

2020 Guy Breton Morgon Vieilles Vignes

Made in the record heat of the Summer of 2020. This wine is sourced from 90 year old vines and is the flagship wine from this estate. I previously had the 2003 and 2006 bottlings. Light ruby color. Very lightly sedimented. Decanted 3 hours before drinking. Bright red fruit. Nicely balanced with acidity. Strawberry and floral notes. Lighter body and the softest in the lineup. 89 points.

VM

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