2022 Desvignes Morgon Impenitents

2022 Desvignes Morgon Impenitents


A rarity indeed, this is their burgundy-in-beaujolais-clothing best, dubbed the “unrepentants”. This is from a small parcel within the Javernières lieu-dit, from 100+ year old vines. I have never had a chance to taste this, as I was shot down in both the ’14 and ’15 vintages. This year, I got the early bird worm……get what you can, and thank me later. !!!

“Deep ruby. An expansive, smoke-tinged bouquet evokes fresh red/blue fruits and candied lavender, complemented by suggestions of peppery spices and a hint of cured meat. Densely packed, focused black raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors show excellent clarity. Conveys a suave blend of power and elegance, revealing no rough edges on the strikingly long, youthfully tannic finish.” 94 Josh Raynolds


This has taken a large price increase due to insane demand for it, as it is one of the most ageworthy and intense wines in all of Beaujolais from 100+ year old vines.

“The 2022 Morgon les Impenitents Javernières is an homage to Louis-Claude (coined by French wine write Michel Bettane) and debuted with the 2009 vintage. It comes from very old vines planted in 1912, just after phylloxera. The bouquet is easily the most floral amongst the range with wilted rose petal, lavender and iris flower, beautifully defined and utterly seductive. The palate is medium bodied with pliant tannins and gentle grip – very focused with an almost understated yet very harmonious finish. Bon vin. Just under 4000 bottles produced. “93 Neil Martin

“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?” 96 William Kelley for the 2020, NOT THE 2022 OFFERED HERE.


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