Morgan – Gamay, 2016

  • Basic info: Domaine Calot – Morgan, Gamay – Beaujolais, Burgundy, France, 2016
  • Type: Red
  • Price estimate: $28 (from Somm Select)
  • Look: Dark ruby, almost purple in the glass. Opaque with significant legs.
  • Smell: Fresh raspberry.
  • Taste: Clean. Dark berries with some stone. A little thin texture, but not unpleasant. Bob called black cherry and granite. Medium finish with a nice, fresh berry flavor.
  • Conclusions: Very nice wine. Easy to drink and probably the best Beaujolais I’ve had. (Full disclosure, I generally don’t like Beaujolais and often find them too earthy and “forest floor” for my taste.
  • Other notes: I got super excited when my “build a case” of wine came in so there might be a few selections from Somm Select in the next few posts until my other wine comes in. Between our local wine store, a few wineries and now a few online places to buy wine, I’ve got a nice range of wines to try. Each place offers something a little different, which I think is just fantastic. Both Bob and I really liked this wine. It had a good flavor and was very soft and pleasant to drink. It didn’t blow us away, but it was better than expected.
  • From the bottle: No bottle notes, but from Somm Select, “Deep, nearly opaque ruby with slight hints of pink and purple at the rim. Aromatically, it’s a highly perfumed mix of wild red and black berries, cherry, cranberry, along with woodsy notes of underbrush, rose petals and crushed granite.” 12.5% alcohol by volume.

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