Anson on Thursday: Just don’t call them Beaujolais crus


#1

From Decanter: Jane Anson’s column on Crus de Beaujolais


#2

I hope they don’t get ahead of themselves and ruin things.

I really enjoyed the 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon I had last week, but the ridiculous 375mL bottle would probably have Marcel spinning in his grave.


#3

Love that wine. It’s become a fixture on Thanksgiving for the last several years.


#4

Hard to tell, given the site’s layout, if you’re referring to the 2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon(the post above yours) or to Beaujolais Crus in general (i.e., the OP’s initial quote).


#5

I was referring specifically to the Marcel Lapierre Morgon although, various vintages. I have however enjoyed other Cru Beau wines previously as well.


#6

Looking at my cellar, I mostly have CB’s from the following producers:
Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon
Jules Desjourneys Fleurie or Moulin-à-Vent (loaded up on these since hard to find)
Marcel Lapierre Morgon
Thibault Liger-Belair Moulin-à-Vent
Yvon Métras Fleurie or Moulin-à-Vent
Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun) Côte de Brouilly or Fleurie

In Philly, we started doing a Cru Beaujolais BYOB dinner at Bibou (Philly’s best French restaurant) every November, which we called our Anti-Beaujolais Nouveau dinner! It was always a big hit (but of course some people refused to come because they “don’t drink Beaujolais”, LOL).