Last week I asked the good people of Instagram whether they would prefer a video review on Jean-Michel Dupré Beaujolais Village Chardonnay, a white made with grapes from 5 year old vines in Regnie OR Jean-Michel Dupré Beaujolais Morgon Grands Cras, a famed climat at the foothills of Morgon’s most famous slope, the Cote du Py. It was a dead heat. So I begrudgingly opened both.
Watch the video review below for a full description on both wines.
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💎 Two hidden gems in Beaujolais and a rarity – a white Beaujolais. You need these wines in your life! 90 point white (11€) and 92-93 point red (13€)! Amazing VFM/QPR. . 🤔 Which is your favourite Beaujolais cru? . #morgon #regnie #beaujolais #gamay #crubeaujolais #fleurie #londonwine #brouilly #moulinavent #winereview #winelover #winemaker @jean_michel_dupre #somm #sommelier #sommlife
Jean-Michel Dupré Beaujolais Villages Blanc 2018
5 year old vines. 6 months in oak. Grapes from Regnie.
Medium lemon in the glass with green hues. Intensely aromatic nose, exceedingly ripe fresh fruit with notes of honey and lemon, touch of honeydew melon and pear drops. The palate is rounded, on a medium + body with the fresh and lovely fruit coating the palate, good acidity stops any bloating and a long fruit filled finish rounds off an exceptionally good value wine. 90 Points.
Jean-Michel Dupré Morgon Grands Cras 2017
Deep ruby, bordering on purple. Moderate intensity on the nose with attractive note of dark cherry, black pepper, dense strawberry. The palate enjoys delicious purity of dark, bramble fruit, the wine is supple with moderate tannins and acidity. Well balanced and drinking perfectly in 2020 but will last another 5 years. VGV 92 Points.
The Chardonnay is available in the US from Madwine for $14.99.
The Morgon is available in the US from B21 for $16.99.
Brits and Europeans can buy this wine direct from Jean Michel Dupre’s website directly.
In conclusion, as a Beaujolais fan living in London and having tasted most of the well known imported wines of Morgon, those sold by Berrys, The Wine Society, Lea and Sandeman etc which command as much as £30, I think these Beaujolais from Jean-Michel are outstanding value. Currently I can not see any retailer in the UK but will update the blog if they are imported. Any buyer reading this should request a sample immediately.
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