Wine Advocate 96 points!
Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Delys is a gorgeous expression of Gamay from the excellent 2018 vintage in Beaujolais. Daniel Bouland is a great producer of old-fashioned Morgon. From less than 7 hectares of old vines in the Douby, Côte de Py, and Delys, lieux of Morgon, plus small parcels in Chiroubles and Cote de Brouilly, he makes wines that can age 20 years, and are comparable to fine Côte de Nuits Burgundies. His Corcellette Morgon vineyard is 60-75 year-old vines. De Lys (between Corcellette and Ville Morgon) was planted in 1926. In 2014 he acquired another old-vines parcel - Bellevue, on schiste and granite. All his grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with full clusters in order to extract all the organoleptic qualities and bottled unfiltered.
DeLys is sable soil and one of the best situated in the appellation. Daniel's parcel was planted in 1926 and yields are sometimes as low as 15 hl/ha.
"There are some 6,600 bottles of Bouland's 2018 Morgon Les Delys Vieilles Vignes de 1926-a cuvée that readers shouldn't confuse with Bouland's new Delys bottling from younger vines that he used to blend into his Corcelette. Revealing a deep and complex bouquet that mingles blackberry and cassis fruit with nuances of smoke, rich soil tones and spice, the wine is deep, full-bodied and enveloping, saturating the palate with layer after layer of sapid fruit and velvety tannin, its imposing structural bones entirely hidden by copious flesh. As is often the case, this is a Morgon with more than a passing resemblance to a young Clape Cornas, and in its muscular stylist register, it's one of the finest cuvées being produced in the Beaujolais today."-William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 96 points!
Enjoy Daniel Bouland Morgon Les Delys over the next 15-20 years with roast chicken, grilled salmon, roast pork, pasta and Thanksgiving turkey.