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WTN: Brun Morgon 2011

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WTN: Brun Morgon 2011

by Otto » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:30 pm

Full disclosure: I didn't pay for the bottle (and I don't think it's released yet), but JP Brun happened to be visiting Finland while I was off in Turkey visiting archaeological sites and he kindly left a bottle for me to try.

Domaine Terres Dorées Morgon 2011
12% abv. Tight and reductive on day one, so I only had half a glass and left the rest for the next evening. And goodness how gorgeous it was then! Typical Brun in being well structured and very pure; atypical Brun in having flesh around the bones and actual sweetness of fruit. But it is Brun, so don't expect a soft, fruity, candied mess: this is a refreshing and moreish wine. But I suspect that those who usually find Brun too thin and astringent will also enjoy this. And it's not so ripe/hot year style that those of us who usually like Brun will find it too much. It's not as ethereal and pretty as his 2008s were but it is a wonderful Morgon. I can't wait to try his Côte du Py!
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Re: WTN: Brun Morgon 2011

by Brian K Miller » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:50 pm

Great tasting note, Otto! I've had a couple of Brun's myself. Will look for this.
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Re: WTN: Brun Morgon 2011

by Otto » Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:38 pm

Brun is rapidly becoming one of my favourite producers alongside Musar and Texier. And they seem to age brilliantly at least in the short term: the 2008s I tried this winter were still not ready.
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