Wine Advocate 94 points! View from the Cellar 94 points!
Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes Sable 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.
Corcelette is Daniel's classic Morgon, vines 60-70 years, with a combination of part of the cuvée being aged in tank and part in 2000 Liter Rousseau foudre. Fine, silky and long, from the sable soil.
"From vines planted in sand-which is now indicated on the label-in 1927, Bouland's 2018 Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes Sable unfurls in the glass with notions of ripe plums, red cherries, smokes meats, violets and black pepper. On the palate, it's full-bodied, ample and multidimensional, with a broad attack, considerable depth and dimension at the core, juicy acids and a long, intense finish. Powerful and concentrated but framed by velvety tannins, this brilliant Morgon is the antithesis of facile, ephemeral Beaujolais nouveau!"-William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 94 points!
Enjoy Daniel Bouland Morgon Corcelette Vieilles Vignes Sable over the next 15-20 years with roast chicken, grilled salmon, roast pork, pasta and Thanksgiving turkey.