Stephane Aviron Morgon Cote du Py 2014
The Morgon Cote du Py is Stéphane Aviron's most structured, earthy wine, and can age wonderfully for as much as ten years. The grapes are sourced from the slopes of an 1150-foot inactive volcano that is regarded as one of the top terroirs in all of Beaujolais. Vines face due south on a well pitched hillside of pour sandy soil.
Wine EnthusiastThe Côte du Py, one of the best cru vineyard sites in Beaujolais, is on the slope of a 3,000-foot extinct volcano. It produces structured wines that can age well. Stéphane Aviron brought out the quality of Py with a wine that is powerful, ripe and dense with considerable tannic structure. It will certainly need to age, so drink from 2019.
Wine SpectatorFloral and peach aromas line the ripe strawberry and cherry flavors in this concentrated, harmonious red. Backed by plenty of spice and juicy acidity, this eases into a lingering, spice- and mineral-infused finish. Drink now through 2018.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Morgon Côte du Py Vieilles Vignes comes from 50-year-old vines and matured in cement cuves. It has a "full-on" bouquet with upfront kirsch and cassis aromas that need to find more refinement. There is a little volatility here. The palate is sweet on the entry with pastille-like morello cherries and kirsch, however I just find the finish a little too showy and I would have liked more expression of this great vineyard.