Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon 2018

Biases up front, I’m really not a fan of most Niagara, and even Ontario gamay noirs, they are too much more of a noveau style with fruit forward, and sweetness being dominant. I’ve been schooled before about some serious Gamays from France so when this popped on the vintages list I gave it a try. Dark in color with a mild black berry nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some nice black fruits. On the medium length in finish the wine displays some vibrant peppery notes, acidity and softer tannins, nice and dry almost dusty … This is definitely not the fruit bomb some Gamays are and is more of a serious wine. We paired it with meat spaghetti and I can’t say it was a match made in heaven but it went ok. I would give it an -88 or so, not a bad wine, and I always enjoy variety but not an amazing wine for my palate, I might have had a different opinion with a different food pairing. from the LCBO web site, check stock:


750 mL bottle  |   VINTAGES#:  946186$23.95JS94 (0)Write a Review

Jean-Ernest Descombes Morgon 2018 from LCBO

Pretty aromas of strawberries, flowers and hints of dust follow through to a full body that is compact and tight with very vibrant acidity. Flavorful finish. One of the best ever. Drink now [through 2025+]. Score – 94. (, Feb. 20, 2020).


Release Date:December 11, 2021750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13.5%Made In:Beaujolais, FranceBy:Georges DuboeufSugar Content:2 g/LSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra DryStyle:Light-bodied & FruityVarietal:Gamay

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