Louis Claude Desvignes Les Impénitents Javernières Morgon 2019

Louis Claude Desvignes Les Impénitents Javernières Morgon 2019

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93 points - John Gilman

Javernières is a subsection of Côte du Py, with Louis-Claude Desvignes having sixty-five year-old vines in this part of the vineyard. This bottling is half de-stemmed and raised in cement for nine months, so it does not have quite as long of an elevage as the regular Côte du Py bottling. The 2019 Javernières is a touch more black fruity in profile than the above, offering up a pure and complex nose of black cherries, sweet dark berries, a bit of raw cocoa, gamebird, black minerality, discreet spice tones, violets and just a whisper of thyme in the upper register. On the palate the wine is vibrant, tangy and full-bodied, with a great core of sweet black fruit, superb soil signature, ripe, buried tannins and a long, complex and very, very promising finish. As one might expect, with only fifty percent whole clusters, this is a bit more forward out of the blocks than the Côte du Py, but I would still give this at least a handful of years in the cellar to unlock its secondary layers of complexity. 2024-2065+.
11/2020