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"Just a superb Morgon" -
2015 Lapierre Morgon, Magnum Edition

For Lapierre fans, this is a vintage to buy mags.

"Just a superb Morgon" -
2015 Lapierre Morgon

Every vintage, we watch people stock up on Lapierre by the case. There are very few wines that are so loved and so consistently delicious. With that said, there are vintages of Lapierre that stand out. 2015 is one of them.

Morgon's Master: 2014 Foillard Morgon Côte du Py

For the past six months, we've been amassing as much of Foillard's 2014 Côte du Py as we can get our hands on. Foillard is one of the undisputed great producers of Beaujolais and 2014 Beaujolais is easily one of the strongest vintages of the past decade. We're expecting a huge response to this offer. 

2013 & 2014 Foillard Fleurie - Picture Perfect Fleurie

Foillard's Fleurie stands dangerously close to being the Platonic ideal of Fleurie. Foillard is famous for making some of the greatest examples of Morgon. The fact that he can turn out a Fleurie of such glorious typicity really highlights just how sensitive of a winemaker Foillard is. 

The Pinnacle of Py Returns:
2013 Foillard Morgon Cuvee 3.14

Jean Foillard is one of Beaujolais' greatest winemakers. And 3.14 is his magnum opus. 3.14 is one of Beaujolais' most legendary and rarest bottles. It has taken a lot of work to put this offer together. The wine is only made in special vintages and is always produced in very small quantities. 

Don't Miss Lapierre - Large Format Edition: 2014 Lapierre Double-Magnums

Don't Miss Lapierre: Double-Magnums
2014 Lapierre Morgon 3L

There are certain vintages when Lapierre hits another level: the wines are more complicated, more impactful and more ageworthy withou

New Foillard: 2013 & 2014 Foillard Morgon Eponyme

There are few producers in Beaujolais who turn out wines with the same level of clarity and purity as Foillard. For many years his Côte du Py has been a standard bearer for Morgon. But it wasn't until he released the first vintage from another lieu-dit, Corcelette, that it became clear how sensitive Foillard's winemaking is.

Clarity, Snap and Punch: 2014 Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre

Clarity, Snap and Punch
2014 Lapierre Morgon Cuvée Marcel Lapierre

I've been quietly holding on to this parcel of 2014 Cuvée Marcel Lapierre.

It's a really modest amount of wine

Morgon Benchmarks in Magnum: 2014 Foillard & Lapierre

I'm going to keep this short. Foillard and Lapierre are Beaujolais benchmarks. In 2014, magnums of their wines are a "don't miss." It's obvious that word is out on 2014 Beaujolais. Every offer we send sells out quickly. 

Don't Miss Vintage for Morgon's Master:
2014 Foillard Morgon Corcelette

We've been waiting to get our hands on Foillard's 2014s for a long time. Our thoughts turned to Foillard the moment it became clear that 2014 Beaujolais was a great vintage. For decades, Foillard has turned out some of the best Beaujolais around.  

Rarely Seen Lapierre: 2014 Lapierre Morgon Sans Soufre

Rarely Seen Lapierre
2014 Lapierre Morgon Sans Soufre

Lapierre's Sans Soufre bottling is always difficult to nail down in quantity.

In 2014, it was especially ugly. Lapierre's 2014

Don't Miss Lapierre: 2014 Lapierre Morgon

Don't Miss Lapierre
2014 Lapierre Morgon

Lapierre is one of the standard-bearers of Beaujolais. If you were to rank wines on sheer drinkability, Lapierre would top the list.

I'm fo

Morgon's Master Revisited
2012 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py

Foillard is a master of Morgon and for us, it's unthinkable not to clear some cellar space each vintage. When we see a parcel priced like this one, we jump on it. 

Foillard Rarity: Only Bottles in The U.S.
2013 Foillard Morgon Classique

For many of us, Foillard is the master of Morgon. It's that simple. Foillard's reputation looms so large that when I set out to write about one of his wines I always feel like it's pointless. There's really not much left to say. As such, I'll keep this short. 

Magical Morgon - Magnum Edition:
2013 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py Mags

The more we taste 2013 Beaujolais, the more its successes stand out as being truly special. 

Lapierre Two-Ways: With and Without Sulfur

Lapierre Two-Ways:
With and Wi

Magical Morgon: 2013 Foillard Morgon Cote du Py

Foillard is a master of Morgon and for me, it's unthinkable not to clear some cellar space each vintage. 

Lowest Price - Magical Morgon: 2013 Foillard Morgon Corcelette

Lowest Price - Magical Morgon

Lapierre in Chile: 2010 Luyt Carignan Trequilemu

Chile Reconsidered
2010 Luyt Carignan Trequilemu
A Burgundian in South America

For Chilean wine, Louis-Antoine Luyt is a game changer. It's simple as that.

2010 Lapierre Morgon - A Second Look/Last Chance

A Second Look/Last Chance
2010 Lapierre Morgon
"A Dream Brew"

Coming after 2009, the 2010 Beaujolais vintage was overlooked. This is a shame. The wines are vi

2009 Beaujolais: Concentrated, Elegant, Complete Wines

It seems like 2009 may be the year that Beaujolais overcomes its perennial image problems and finally gets some of its due respect.

Indeed, from our vantage point, real Cru Beaujolais is at the tipping point. While the top wines have been sought out by wine geeks for years, this spring has

Rare Old-Vine Fleurie: Yvon Métras Magnums

Super-Rare Métras Magnums
2006 Yvon Métras Fleurie "VV"
The Fifth Member of Kermit Lynch's Gang of Four

Yvon Métras is famous for making absolutely breathtaking Beaujolais and hating paper work. As such, his wines have been absent from the U.

Beaujolais: The 5th Member of the "Gang of Four" Returns - Yvon Metras

The Return of Top Beaujolais from Y. Metras! 2007 Fleurie VV and Moulin-a-Vent After a brief stint alongside the "Gang of Four" (Lapierre, Thevenet, Foillard, Breton) with importer Kermit Lynch, Metras completely disappeared from the US market. Beauj

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