2018 Daniel Bouland Morgon “Pré Jourdan”
93 Points WA: Pré Jourdan is a brand new lieu à dit bottling from Monsieur Bouland. This plot lies near the Morgon-Fleurie border and is planted with seventy year-old vines, and there was only a single foudre produced in the debut vintage of 2018, with all of the wine coming to the US market. It comes in at 13.5 percent and delivers a superb aromatic constellation of red and black cherries, pomegranate, gamebird, a hint of cedar, granitic soil tones, a touch of lavender and a gently smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is bright, full-bodied, focused and rock solid at the core, with superb transparency and grip, ripe, buried tannins and a long, complex and vibrant finish. This is a properly structured 2018 Morgon and will want a bit of time in the cellar to soften up, but should age very long and gracefully. What a marvelous addition to the lineup chez Bouland! 2025-2055+.