TN: 2001 Lapierre Morgon


Invited over to the house of some neighbors tonight for a menu of pasta alfredo followed by a dessert of cheesecake, Jean and I both accepted with trepidation for our cardiovascular survival. To help ameliorate the effects of the meal (in fact, a very light alfredo sauce and no cheesecake in the end) we decided to bring a red wine with us, to wit the 2001 Marcel Lapierre Morgon that had been sitting in the "drink up" rack. (Not that we thought that Cru Beaujolais was the best match for this meal, but we were trying to introduce the husband to a red wine that he'd like)
nose: bright cherryish fruit and mineral notes palate: medium body, lively acidity, dark cherry-berry fruit, great balance
In other circles, one hears lots of complaints about Lapierre's wines as Brett-filled, stinky monsters. Those complaints, however, are usually lodged against the Kermit Lynch import of the wine, whereas the bottle that we opened -- clean as a whistle -- is imported by a different firm in Chicago. Whether a KL import of the '01 would show as well is anyone's guess...
Mark Lipton
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