2011 Georges Descombes Morgon Vermont Vieilles Vignes

Tasting notes, varietals, grapes - anything related to wine
Post Reply
Kelly Flynn
Posts: 706
Joined: March 14th, 2018, 11:12 am

2011 Georges Descombes Morgon Vermont Vieilles Vignes

#1 Post by Kelly Flynn » March 31st, 2019, 3:40 pm

As a relative nouveau, if you'll pardon the expression, to bojo -- especially bojo with age -- I didn't know quite what to expect here, and I'm sure I lack the proper vocabulary to articulate the experience, but this wine had been highly recommended to me by someone "in the know".

When I opened it before dinner I couldn't get much aromatically, so I poured a tiny shot glass. It smelled and tasted much like most of the rather pedestrian gamay I have had previously. There was also an effervescence to it, and frankly I wasn't sure whether that was an asset or liability.

An hour or two later, with a simple burger, something quite different emerged. The fizz and tension were completely gone, and we were presented with a really beautiful wine. More cherry/cherry vanilla than the sometimes tart rasberry I had expected, the wine had a silky mouthfeel and was amazingly long. The label says 13% abv, but it felt much lighter. This wine went down faster than...well, let's just say it was emptied by three of us very quickly.

I kept trying to place it in some sort of context as the glasses quickly disappeared. I am probably overstating just a bit, but it reminded me of a cross between a 15-20 yr-old vosne romanee and a 25+ yr-old Musar. A bit of spice and funk -- but lighter -- and in a silky long package.

The way it evolved so quickly, I'm not quite prepared to call it one to stash away for decades. But who cares? 92

Post Reply

Return to “Wine Talk”