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2018 Lapierre Cuvee Marcel Lapierre

750 ml


Type: Still

Country: France

Region: Beaujolais

Distict / Appellation: Morgon

Item No. 2j327

About This Wine

Lapierre's Morgon is one of the wine world's most beloved bottles. The cuvée Marcel Lapierre ups the ante considerably.

The first vintage was around a decade ago and it wowed Beaujolais fans from the start.

Relying on hundred-year-old vines with a large portion coming from the Côte du Py, cuvée Marcel Lapierre represents a major step up from the regular bottling when it comes to power, complexity and length. Thankfully, the lift and irresistible silkiness that makes the basic Morgon so delectable are very present in this bottling.

The 2018 is an especially soaring and complicated vintage for cuvée Marcel Lapierre. This is a great example of how Lapierre excels in warmer vintages. One of the fascinating qualities of the 2018 vintage in Beaujolais is how it combines ripeness with freshness and acidity. Tasting 2017s and 2018s next to each other is really illuminating. Both are ripe vintages, but the 2018 consistently shows a driving spine of acidity that sets it apart.

The 2018 cuvée Marcel Lapierre drives this point home. It has concentration and richness that’s wonderfully balanced by lifting acidity and a snappy mineral core. The profile ranges from bright raspberries to black tea, licorice and herbs.

Cuvée Marcel Lapierre is always limited and never sticks around for long.

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