2010 Daniel Bouland Morgon "Corcelette" Vielles Vignes (France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon)
This is what Cru Beaujolais is all about.
Daniel Bouland is an artist with the gamay grape, and with a great vintage like 2010, he produced some amazing wines.
This "Corcelette" wine from the village of Morgon is one of his best wines I've tasted. (Vielles Vignes means that this wine comes from old vines.)
Clear, bright ruby color in the glass. The aromas are fresh and lively: strawberry pie, violet, hints of smoke. The palate is bright and fresh, with pure cherry and strawberry fruit, fine-grained tannins and beautiful acid. On top of that, there's this sensation of drinking fresh mineral water, like the stuff gushing out of the friggin' rock.
This wine is beautiful right now and I want to drink more. That said, I think it would be really interesting to age a few of these for five to ten years.
It's simply wonerdful stuff. I drank this while watching HBO's "East Bound & Down," with good friends, and damned if that ain't a good Wednesday night.
90 pts IJB