Duboeuf Morgon Jean Descombes 2004

Gamay from Beaujolais, France

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Item No. 89185
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • WS90
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Winemaker's Notes

The story behind a wine often mirrors very closely that of an individual. Take, for example, Jean Ernest Descombes, an immensely engaging figure of our Beaujolais region, high-spirited, always ready to have a good time. He succeeded in creating one of the finest estates in Morgon, his wine, to which he offered 30 years of intense devotion. He was forever welcoming to his cellar journalists and wine professionals, so they could savor some of his fantastic wines. Those who met this unusual man will never forget him. An extraordinary grower, he deployed his talents in the vineyards as well as in winemaking. Three-fourths of his vines are more than 50 years old, planted in the choicest locations, such as the favored climats of Le Py, La Roche Pillée, Les Pillets and Bellevue. The amazing wines produced at this estate have garnered an impressive list of awards. After Jean Ernest's departure to the vineyards of paradise in October 1993, his daughter Nicole took over, with an enthusiasm that would have warmed her father's heart. In tribute, she likes to say that the personality of a wine always conjurs up the person who made it. Her father's Morgon is anything but an exception to this axiom. How fascinating is the destiny that links, in the course of a lifetime, man to wine, mortal to immortal, Mozart to music, Michelangelo to art. Such blissful encounters reflect flashes of eternity on those fortunate to be near.

This first-class Morgon shows perfect balance and a sumptuous bouquet of black currant, plum, violets and old fashioned roses. Elegantly smooth on the palate, revealing several layers of fresh red berries, especially cherries. The silky, prolonged finish signals completely ripened fruit.

Food pairings: Beef Wellington, venison, festive dinners

Learn About Duboeuf Map ItMap It

For over 40 years Georges Duboeuf has been the Beaujolais region's most renowned negociant and is today regarded in the wine world as the King of Beaujolais. Born in 1933 in Pouilly-Fuisse, the son of a winegrower, Georges began selling his family's wines from the back of his bicycle to now-legendary local chefs such as Paul Bocuse and Paul Blanc. In 1964, Georges realized his...

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Learn About Beaujolais

(boe-show-lay) Upon hearing Beaujolais, many think of the large celebration for wine that comes out the 3rd week of November, that year's vintage of Beaujolais Nouveau. But the region of Beaujolais, situated at the bottom of the Burgundy AC, is more than just the nouveau. Some Beaujolais wines can be kept (gasp!) for up to 10 years! Those are usually the Cru Beaujolais and are...

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Learn About Gamay

Gamay (gah-MAY) Beaujolais' Baby Gamay is a pale colored grape, best associated with the region of Beaujolas. In fact, few regions or grapes are so wholly intertwined with one another. After being universally rejected by the rest of Burgundy in the 14th century, Gamay found its niche a bit further south, in Beaujolais. Beyond that part of France, Gamay can also be...

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