Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jean Descombes Morgon, 1997

I used to worry about my Jean Descombes Morgons slipping over the hill. Now I worry about whether I've given them enough patience to allow full maturity.

Medium deep cherry red color. The bouquet is not showy, but it's there, clean and well focused. Cherries and red berries with a touch of licorice. Same on the palate: an undercurrent of strong fruit, well developed. Ripe but not overly so. Again, this is not a showy wine, but it has a classic beauty. Good balance of fruit and acidity. A long, lingering finish of ripe red cherry. Perfect with grilled salmon.

No comments:

Post a Comment