Friday, January 29, 2016

Jean Descombes Morgon, 2005

Based on my experience, Jean Descombes Morgon always ages very well. And at 10 years of age, this 2005 is just hitting its stride.

Some garnet tones along with the deep ruby. And some sediment at the bottom of the bottle. But no other signs of advancing age. Bright strawberry/cherry fruit with spice tones. Very much like a good cool climate Pinot Noir, like those from Northern California. Vivid fruit acids. Just the right amount of ripeness. Good grip on the finish. Secondary and tertiary aromas and flavors are just beginning to add some complexity. I'd like to see what develops over the next five years, but the flavors are just too good to pass up right now.

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