For us, there may be no producer in Beaujolais who succeeds in ripe vintages like Lapierre.
As much as we love Lapierre, there are certain vintages that we get especially excited about and advise that you go deep on. Along with 2009, 2014 and 2015, 2017 is one of these vintages.
The 2017 is a great example of how in warmer years Lapierre picks up more punch and an extra dimension of complexity, but not at the expense of levity or that granite-inflected minerality that makes drinking Lapierre so lovely.
The vintage was less extreme than 2015 and 2009, but the vintage is a relatively ripe one. Thinking of it as a cross between 2014 and 2015 is helpful. Lapierre's 2017 Morgon has an unusual amount of presence and depth while still being seriously gulpable.
For many wine buyers having a healthy supply of Lapierre is essential. There's no doubt that you should stock up on the 2017. This is a seriously ageable and impressive example of a beloved wine.
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