Jean-Marc Burgaud, Morgon Côte du Py, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, 2019
(at New Malden, Surrey, 28 Jun 2021)
Drinking Window: 2021 - 2025
There are cheaper Beaujolais wines around (including the good value Society own-label Beaujolais-Villages recommended from this same tasting), but this is a step up in seriousness. The Côte du Py vineyard, with its schist-based soils, produces wines of intensity and power. There's a generosity of fleshy red plum fruit here, but also structure and a streak of minerality. You could safely lay this down for a few years.