Wine Advocate 93 points! View from the Cellar 93 points!
Daniel Bouland Morgon Pré Jourdan 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.
The Pré Jourdan is a newly acquired Lieu-Dit located near Fleurie with 70 year old vines. The entire foudre (5-year-old Rousseau) was purchased by Weygandt-Metzler after the inaugural 2018 vintage, making this wine exclusive to the US market.
"The entire contents of the five-year-old foudre that contains Bouland's 2018 Morgon Pré Jourdan were reserved by his US importer, so overseas consumers may have a hard time finding this superb wine, which hails from lieu-dit near the village in the direction of Fleurie. Aromas of blackberries and spices mingle with notes of rose petals, violets and potpourri in a bouquet that has taken on a discrete patina from its comparatively new foudre. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, layered and succulent, with fine and powdery tannins, ripe acids and a perfumed finish."-William Kelley, Wine Advocate, 93 points!
Enjoy Daniel Bouland Morgon Pré Jourdan over the next 15-20 years with roast chicken, grilled salmon, roast pork, pasta and Thanksgiving turkey.