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WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by David M. Bueker » Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:39 am

Opened the 2010 Lapierre Morgon for some co-workers last night, and was bowled over by the freshness and lightness (in a positive way) of the wine. The berry/cherry fruit was still quite forward, with some light spice and chalky earth elements as well. There was even a little bit of herb. Just lovely. Drink the damn thing now!

Drinking the wine got me to thinking about 2009 versus 2010. I bought a lot of 2009. I really like 2009. I bought some 2010 - not as much, but not a tiny amount. 2009 is riper. 2009 is darker. 2009 is heavier. 2009 is still beaujolais, especially if you pit it against other wines (e.g. lighter Cote de Beaune Burgundies). 2009 is fall where 2010 is spring. Fall has great charms, especially when it comes after hot summer days and brings refreshment from what seemed like the intense heaviness of the dog days of August - even as the days grow shorter. Spring is different charms - brightness, renewal.

We need them both.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Dale Williams » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:06 pm

Nice note. I've really enjoyed the 2010, just drinking them to fast.
Anyone had the 2011 Lapierre yet? I'm enjoying the Beaujolais vintage (more like 2009 in style than 2010) but haven't had Lapierre yet.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Jenise » Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:55 pm

Haven't had a single 11 yet personally, haven't even seen them in stores here. Did just grab another case of a '10--the Clos de Roilette Griffe du Marquis which has been my favorite of the few '10's I've tried so far.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Mark Lipton » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:23 pm

Dale Williams wrote:Nice note. I've really enjoyed the 2010, just drinking them to fast.
Anyone had the 2011 Lapierre yet? I'm enjoying the Beaujolais vintage (more like 2009 in style than 2010) but haven't had Lapierre yet.


Uhhh, you remember my note on it? ("Several Pleasant Surprises", posted 3/31) :D

FWIW, I've really liked the '11s I've had so far, moreso than from any other vintage since 2002. To the extent that the wine budget permits, I'm going long on them.

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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Rahsaan » Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:25 pm

David M. Bueker wrote:
We need them both.


Fine point, but in all fairness different people have different levels of interests in different regions. So some people will be more vintage-sensitive for certain wines.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by David M. Bueker » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:04 pm

Rahsaan wrote:
David M. Bueker wrote:
We need them both.


Fine point, but in all fairness different people have different levels of interests in different regions. So some people will be more vintage-sensitive for certain wines.


But Rahsaan - that's my point! I'm not saying every person has to like every style. I'm just saying that the different styles are equally valid. I find your expression actually less fair.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Rahsaan » Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:53 pm

Oh, ok. I thought 'we need them both' meant 'we need them both in the cellar'. Either way, good wines in many vintages!
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by David M. Bueker » Tue Apr 23, 2013 7:32 pm

Well I nee them both, but then I am a Beaujolais heretic who enjoys ripe vintages. Don't tell the cool kids. :wink:
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Eli R » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:54 am

Hi,

I still have two of the 2009.
Drink then now or hold at least one?

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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by David M. Bueker » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:20 am

I see no reason to drink them up now.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by ChaimShraga » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:53 pm

Just had the Thevent Morogon VV 2010. An amazing wine.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Kelly Young » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:18 pm

ChaimShraga wrote:Just had the Thevent Morogon VV 2010. An amazing wine.


I just got a bottle of this. I got the bottle, from a very, very surprising place. Those who know my purchasing habits will probably figure it out. And be all the more surprised for it.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Rahsaan » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:06 am

Speaking of Thevenet, I had a lovely bottle of the 2011 tonight. Not sure I would call it amazing, but it did spark the desire in me to start buying the wines again. I've been burned with too many off bottles in the past, but delicious is delicious.
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:05 am

Lapierre just posted>

http://www.wineterroirs.com/
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Re: WTN: 2010 Lapierre Morgon and thoughts on '09/'10

by Brian K Miller » Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:21 pm

Bob Parsons Alberta wrote:Lapierre just posted>

http://www.wineterroirs.com/


Fantastic story, Bob. I've always enjoyed that website!
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