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2017 Morgon, Domaine Georges Descombes

2017 Morgon, Domaine Georges Descombes

Ref: DESC170
Red  |  Still  |  13.5% ABV

Georges Descombes is one of the stalwarts of Beaujolais. Inspired by the late Marcel Lapierre in the early 1980s when he worked for his father’s bottling company, he is one of the more well-known of the natural producers since taking over the domaine in the hamlet of Vermont from his father in 1988, with all but a half a hectare to his name. Some refer to him as the unofficial fifth member of the “Gang of Four.” Nowadays, he farms about 16 hectares in Brouilly, Régnié, Morgon, Beaujolais Villages, Beaujolais and Chiroubles, the vineyard husbandry organic (certified Ecocert) and using just copper and sulfur.” —Neal Martin, The Wine Advocate, Issue 213, 6/26/14

Case of 6 Bottles
price shown is under bond
£87.00
duty paid price: £120.47
Available
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Wine Details
Wine Details
ProducerProducer: Domaine Georges Descombes
AppellationAppellation: Beaujolais
Old or New WorldOld/New World: Old World
CountryCountry: France
RegionRegion: Burgundy
ColourColour: Red
StyleStyle: Still
ABV% ABV: 13.5%
Drink DatesDrink Dates: 2020-2028
MaturityMaturity: Young and Lithe
SweetnessSweetness: 1
Grape VarietyGrape Variety: Gamay
Tasting Notes
Tasting Notes

This is dense and dark and quite reserved for the time being. A sauvages nose of excellent tang. It goes in the mouth rich and plush, with an orange freshness. It has lasting juice and density and fabulous crunch to the fruit. Delicious. A classy and fabulous example. Bowes Wine original note

"Bright violet. Expansive black raspberry, cherry and floral scents, along with suggestions of licorice, smoky minerals and allspice. Concentrated yet also lively in character, offering bitter cherry and dark berry flavors that are enlivened by an undercurrent of juicy acidity. Pliant tannins shape the finish, which hangs on with strong, spicy persistence and building florality." Josh Raynolds

Sweetness Explained
Sweetness Explained

Sweetness

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Location Explained
Location Explained

Location

AVAILABLE: Currently lying in our storage at London City Bond Dinton Woods 
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TO ARRIVE: Currently lying abroad or in transit 
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Pricing Information
Pricing Information

Pricing

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