Jasper Morris – 92
Bright pale colour. The fruit and the oak are very well harnessed here. This is quite lively on the palate, with a generous ripeness of fruit, without too much of the yellow plums. Correct acidity, and fair length.
Vinous – 91+
(from Les Fairendes and La Cardeuse; the Moreaus produced 50% of a normal crop here): Inviting aromas of pineapple, pear and white peach lifted by flowers and herbs. Larger-scaled and more obviously structured than the Maltroie (and quite typical of Morgeot), with its rich, ripe orchard and citrus fruit flavors still a bit youthfully imploded. An element of lemon zest keeps the middle palate fresh. The long, rising aftertaste is at once powerful and classically dry. Lay this one down.
Anticipated maturity: 2023-2030
Burghound – 90-92
Whiffs of sulfur and reduction do not completely mask the underlying aromas of resin and ripe pear. There is excellent concentration to the big-bodied and muscular flavors that are also supported by plenty of dry extract on the firmly structured, long and zest-inflected finish. This rustic but impressive effort is decidedly old school in style.
John Gilman – 94
I always love Alex Moreau’s example of Morgeot, which I find more elegant and minerally than many from this large appellation. The 2016 is outstanding here, offering up a stunning bouquet of pear, apple, a touch of pastry cream, chalky minerality, apple blossoms and vanillin oak. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and utterly classic in profile, with a very good core (but not overly concentrated by any stretch of the imagination), bright, snappy acids and a very, very long, pure and complex finish of nearly unbounded energy and class. Exceptional Morgeot!
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050
JancisRobinson.com – 17.5+
Very important to be able to manage barrels when you have a small harvest so as not to overoak the wines or end up with too many empty barrels, which need lots of care. He reduced his barrel order. A floral note again. Great texture and excitement on the palate. Hint of smoke and cordite. Real citrus tension and very long indeed.
Anticipated maturity: 2022-2032