From the Cellar

Domaine Arnaud Aucoeur 2012 Morgon Vieilles Vignes (France)

21 May 2021

Arnaud Aucoeur


(November 14, 2020) ... I'm not going to lie here, this one starts off pretty stinky, so I am starting to think I am about to get a dud. Earthy, leathery, baked and stewed strawberries - not really very appealing to the nose. The palate shows some of the same stuff, but backs off on the stewed and baked and becomes more black cherry, pepper with a real tannin backbone that's still present. It opens very slowly, but that tannin backbone still shows some real aggressiveness. It was an enjoyable bottle of wine, but those tannins never really let go, and I always hope, or expect Gamay to soften a little nicer; not sure there's enough fruit here to carry it through for the next few years so this might be a drink now wine.


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