Sunday, 19 June 2011

Roland Pignard Morgon 2009

The Morgon sub-district is in about the middle of the Beaujolias appellation just south of Burgundy.  The majority of the vineyards are planted on schist and granite which results in each vine working hard for every grape.
Beaujolias nouveau, an ultra light style built for immediate consumption, has a time and a place... just not at my place or on my time. Crus Beaujolias is a different story, especially if it comes from Morgon.  In general the 2009 wines offer balanced acidity and vibrant fruit density with structure.  I would say drink up but i think they will improve out of sight in the bottle.

Roland Pignard Morgon 2009

Here we have a wine nerds wine which satisfies my wife. She is by far a wine nerd but she knows what she likes and doesn't hold back if she doesn't like it.  There is density in the wine even though it is built on a medium bodied  frame, yet has flavour galore.  It's like watching leap frog with flavours of liquorice, earthy cranberry, crushed rock and cherry pip jumping over each other and all of this finishes with a chewy Rice Bubble like tannin.  Yummo.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Price: $32
Rated: 91
Drink: 2013 - 2020

Importer: Eurocentric Wine


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