Jean-Paul Thévenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 6pk 2019
Jean-Paul Thévenet is certainly a name in everyone's ear ever since Kermit Lynch dubbed him, together with Marcel Lapierre, Guy Breton and Jean Foillard, as Beaujolais famous "Gang of Four" in the '80s. The essence of their philosophy: take a step back, appreciate and cultivate old vines, apply organic farming practices, avoid the use of sulphur, let natural ferments do their magic and help the terroir expressing itself through minimal intervention. Following these principals, each of them has ever since proven that Beaujolais is more than just 'Nouveau' and can indeed produce meaningful, complex and wonderful wines. Read More
2019 Jean-Paul Thévenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes
Interesting to taste this VV alongside the ‘Tradition’. Different colour (browner), clarity (less), and character. Not better, or worse, just different. Importer: Fesq
Cloudy, but fine. Sour cherry, strawberry and spice, a little wet clay and slightly lifted edginess, dried flowers and chamomile. Pulpy fruit power, so much presence on the palate, silty and silky in tannin, wild but beautiful, and a finish that runs very long and bright. Unfettered and charismatic.
Rating: 96 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front (January 2021)