I was very impressed when I tasted the Moron-Garcia wines from cask in late 2019 and again in 2020.
The wines were outstandingly detailed and tantalizing, sensually expressive with loads of floral details – different types of rose – and an open character that can without doubt be credited to the baie-par-baie vinification employed by Pierre-Olivier Garcia.
The question remained, however, as to whether the Moron-Garcia wines would be able to carry their mesmerizing details and sensual exuberance through to the bottle.
Moron-Garcia 2019 bottled
After tasting the Aligote and the Cote de Nuits Village in bottle, I can confirm the initial qualities of these wines, with perhaps even greater definition brought out by the bottling. Yes, they are that good! They underscore my belief that, at its best, 2019 is the mother of all great vintages.
Moron-Garcia Aligote 2019
The Aligote is pure, transparent and extremely finely flavoured. With only 13.5% in this hot year, it is quite vivid and expressive for an Aligote. Both finely perfumed and floral – like a spring meadow – this is fresh with tremendous finesse and delicately scented elements of honeysuckle on an early summer evening. Its weightlessness almost defies the laws of physics. Quite divine!
(Drink from 2021) – Very Good (88-89p) – Tasted 03/01/2021 –
The Aligote sounds great, but the Côte de Nuits Village takes it a step further. It is so finely detailed and expressive that it has the Winehog flabbergasted and hedonistically thrilled.
Moron-Garcia Côte de Nuits Village Aux Clous Virey
The nose is sensual, with finely perfumed, fresh pink spring roses (Rosa Peace), delicate and detailed without any sultry hints. As the wine opens, notes of fresh tobacco leaves are perfumed with light vanilla. Praise the Lord! This is detailed and precise in an effortless, light-footed way. The unbearable lightness of being – infused by sensual pinot.
(Drink from 2028) – Very Good+ (90-91p) – Tasted 03/01/2021 –
The wines were served by the Danish importer of Moron-Garcia – Wineinvein