On Lapierre and Deliciousness
2013 Lapierre Morgon
If I were to rate wines based on deliciousness, on the sheer joy of drinking them, Lapierre Morgon would be on the short list.
A French winemaker who I respect a lot once told me that he buys 10 cases of Lapierre every vintage.
In my world, 10 cases might be a little extreme, but I agree with the sentiment. Lapierre is one of the most wildly gulpable and delightful wines around.
The only issue is that ever since the 2009 vintage, access to Lapierre has become very limited. In short, the word is out.
As always, the 2013 is led by Morgon's signature cherry fruit that is rendered with great precision and set against a backdrop of herbal and mineral notes.
2013 is not a powerful vintage for Beaujolais and we really like it exactly that way. There's a beautiful clarity and energy to the vintage. Both contribute to a supremely delicious and fascinating cast of wines. Of course, it's no surprise that Lapierre thrived in these conditions.
We created 6-packs for this reason. 2013 is a bottle that you'll want around in quantity. Beyond the pure deliciousness, it's so versatile at the table.
Lapierrre is one of our most beloved Beaujolais producers. While we've spent much time writing about how fun and delicious it is, Lapierre also offers plenty of complexity and benefits from 6-8 years of cellaring. That's if you can keep your hands off it.
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