Lapierre Rarity Revisited:
2016 Lapierre Morgon Sans Soufre

Posted by Joe Salamone

Lapierre's Morgon is one of the most wildly delicious wines in existence. The Sans Soufre bottling takes it to another level.

Since we originally sent our offer for the 2016 Sans Soufre, this has become the 2016 Beaujolais that I've drank the most. Over the years I've come to expect more immediate fascination and gulpability from the Sans Soufre, but the 2016 is surprising with just how good it is.

The difficult thing with the Sans Soufre bottling is how hard it can be to nail it down in quantity. We simply never have enough. We recently had the opportunity to purchase another parcel of the 2016 Sans Soufre, and we jumped on it.

We've made the comparison with the normal sulphured version a bunch of times over many vintages. Generally speaking, the Sans Soufre is more expressive, deeper and flaunts a more intense mineral impression.

The 2016 is a gorgeous vintage for Lapierre's Morgon (both the sulphured and unsulphured version). It possesses the nervosité and bright immediacy that makes Lapierre so drinkable. Like the regular version it has very clear herbal tinged cherry, but the unsulphured version adds a textural element that's really lovely.

Everyone knows the deal with Lapierre, so I'll keep this brief. This is likely your last chance to buy one of the most enjoyable wines of the vintage. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits