This Beaujolais from the village of Morgon shows how amazing Gamay can be in the hands of a great producer.
Jean-Paul Thévenet is one of the Gang of Four of Beaujolais (the others being Guy Breton, Jean Foillard and Marcel Lapierre) and perhaps best embodies the "old school" qualities that these winemakers have championed. ...Learn more
“Complex, meaty, spicy and herby. There’s a richness and warmth here, with concentrated black fruits, as well as raspberry freshness. This is quite grippy, with some attractive spiciness. Grippy and detailed with a slightly animal edge, which I think is reductive youthfulness. Grainy and detailed.”
“Edgy, aromatic nose. Really mouth-filling and energetic... Quite a lot of tannin but it should grow in to something really quite special. Chock full of racy fruit. Real lift...”
“Sometimes it is just nice to stick with what you know and Morgon is one of them. Full of flavour, balanced. So, when I'm unsure of the new offerings, or new wines of which I'm unfamiliar, this is what I turn to.”
A review of the 2014 vintage