Julien Sunier Morgon  2012 1.5Ltr
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Julien Sunier Morgon 2012

Julien Sunier - Beaujolais - France - Beaujolais - Morgon

Professional Wine Reviews for Julien Sunier Morgon 2012

Rated 92 by Robert Parker
The 2012 Morgon comes from the lieux-dits of “Corcelette” and “Les Charmes” (1.45 hectares), the vines around 60 years old. It is aged entirely in wooden barrels for around 11 months. Served from magnum, it has a pure bouquet of vibrant red cherries and crushed strawberry fruit – delicate and poised, but perhaps not quite as engaging as the Regnie. The palate is medium-bodied, taut and refined and angular at the moment. Yet one has to stand back and admire its transparency and poise, the finish deceptively long in the mouth. This tensile Morgon should give much pleasure over the next decade. Drink now-2022.
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Winery: Julien Sunier

Vintage: 2012

2012 has, so far been a positive year for wineries around the world. While it may be a little too early to speak of the wines being made in the northern hemisphere, European and North American wineries have already begun reporting that their harvesting season has been generally very good, and are predicting to continue with the kind of successes they saw in 2011. However, 2012 has been something of a late year for France, due to unpredictable weather throughout the summer, and the grapes were ripening considerably later than they did in 2011 (which was, admittedly, an exceptionally early year). French wineries are claiming, though, that this could well turn out to be advantageous, as the slow ripening will allow the resulting wines to express more flavour and features of the terroir they are grown in. The southern hemisphere has seen ideal climatic conditions in most of the key wine producing countries, and Australia and New Zealand particularly had a superb year, in particular with the Bordeaux varietal grapes that grow there and which love the humidity these countries received plenty of. Also enjoying a fantastic year for weather were wineries across Argentina and Chile, with the Mendoza region claiming that 2012 will be one of their best vintages of the past decade. Similar claims are being made across the Chilean wine regions, where Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon had an especially good year. These two grape varietals also produced characterful wines on the coastal regions of South Africa this year.

Country: France

France is renowned across the globe for its quality wines and the careful expertise which goes into making them, but what is truly remarkable about this relatively small country is the vast range of wines it produces in such huge amounts each year. Not only are the finest red wines in the world said to come from the beautiful regions of Bordeaux and Burgundy, but elsewhere in the country we find the Champagne region, and areas such as the Rhone Valley and the Loire, whose white wines consistently receive awards and accolades by the plenty. This range is a result of the great variety of climatic conditions and terrain found in France, coupled with generations of wine makers working within single appellations. Their knowledge of specific terroirs and grape varieties has, over time, perfected the production of wines within their region, and the end results continue to impress the world to this day.