Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jean Descombes Morgon, 2002

Jean Descombes Morgon is one of my favorite wines, and I know that it ages well for at least 10 to 15 years. This 2002 either represents a weak vintage of Descombes Morgon or is in an awkward stage at the moment.

It's a medium garnet color, and there is quite a bit of tannin floating at the bottom of the bottle. Both the aromas and flavors are a bit muted but offer up pretty notes of cherries and red berries. There is ripe gamay fruit on the finish, and it's a pleasant dinner wine...albeit without the full throated fruit charm of a young Jean Descombes or the complexity of a mature bottle.

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