October 07, 2015
Enjoy with Sticky Lamb riblets, pomegranate glaze, cumin chilli salt.
A 2011 Morgon, eh? Isn't this wine over the hill? Not at all. Georges Descombes is one of the 'daddies' of the appellation, and is regarded as one of the legends. Minimal intervention wines grown on 15.5 hectares of granite, he is great friends with Jean Foillard (another pillar of the Beaujolais community) and was mentored by Marcel Lapierre. Wonderfully savoury Gamay, with a core of juicy dark fruit — the wines age gracefully for many years. Keeps step with the pomegranate glaze here and refreshes the palate between morsels of sticky lamb riblet.