Gamay focus 26, Jean-Paul Thévenet Morgon Tradition 'Le Clachet' 2015

thevenet morgon

Continuing on my quest to explore Gamay, I’m sticking with Beaujolais, and another of the newly released 2015s. This is a very highly regarded vintage in the region, but it was a big vintage, in terms of wine style. These are hairy-chested expressions of Bojo, and I’m not sure if it’s my favourite ever vintage, although I do admire the wines. Thévenet seems to have reigned the richness in quite well, though. This wine is naturally made with no added SO2, and it’s a total bargain at the current offer price.

Jean-Paul Thévenet Morgon Tradition ‘Le Clachet’ 2015 Beaujolais, France
13.5% alcohol. Complex, meaty, spicy and herby. There’s a richness and warmth here, with concentrated black fruits, as well as raspberry freshness. This is quite grippy, with some attractive spiciness. Grippy and detailed with a slightly animal edge, which I think is reductive youthfulness. Grainy and detailed. 93/100 (£18 Roberson currently on offer at £13.99)

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