2020 Louis-Claude Desvignes Morgon Cote du Py Javernieres Les Impenitents
Louis-Benoit Desvignes and his sister Claude-Emmanuelle Desvignes today run this historic estate in Morgon. This 13-hectare domaine produces some of the longest-lived and most serious wines in the Beaujolais. Old vines, organically farmed and harvested late, produce grapes that see traditional winemaking with whole clusters, long macerations and a submerged cap. The result is a range of inky, saturated reds with plenty of character and structure, and the top cuvées will have no trouble evolving for two decades.
The Desvignes portfolio attains its crescendo with the 2020 Morgon Côte du Py Les Impénitents. Offering up aromas of wild berries, violets, orange rind, Egyptian musk, warm spices and loamy soil, it's medium to full-bodied, seamless and complete, its broad and velvety attack segueing into a deep and layered mid-palate that's framed by rich, powdery tannins and lively acids. Multidimensional, penetrating and perfumed, it's a profound Morgon that numbers among the wines of the vintage. But what's new? Drink 2023 - 2045.
William Kelley - Wine Advocate (Aug 2021)