Jean-Paul et Charly Thévenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 6pk 2022
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
Jean-Paul Thévenet Morgon Vieilles Vignes 2022
Cherry, mint, a slight liquorice/aniseed top note, dried roses, game meat, chalk. It’s stony, meaty and earthy, kind of squishy red fruits, chalky and savoury, quite intense, a little juniper berry bitterness in the mix, and an earthy/stony finish of good length, maybe even some marzipan to close. It’s more intense and savoury than the Tradition, but gee it’s a wine of emphatic character and depth. Different, but good.
Rating: 94 Points
Source: Gary Walsh, The Wine Front