Wine Spectator 91 points - Richly aromatic, with a tarry base note and an accent of garrigue, this offers flavors of dried cherry, black currant, gumdrop and bresaola. Finely layered, offering refined tannins, mouthwatering acidity and a long, minerally finish. Drink now through 2018. 180 cases imported.-AN
(Feb 28 2013)
Vinous 92 points - Saturated ruby. Exotic, expansive aromas of dark berries, cherry-cola and potpourri, with a smoky quality building with air. Stains the palate with sweet blackberry and cherry compote flavors braced by tangy acidity. Becomes livelier with air, picking up mineral and spice notes that carry through a long, seamless finish.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The Chateau des Jacques 2010 Morgon Cote de Py is yet another of its vintage collection to well outperform my Issue 196 projections and thus merit a newly minted tasting note. Salty, smoky and stony accents to ripe, tart-edged purple plum inform a performance combining richness with levity, animation, refreshment, and above all a refinement of tannin not evidenced when I tasted it from cask. This long-finishing beauty should be savored through 2017. (Jun 2013)
91 PTS – Wine Spectator
Richly aromatic, with a tarry base note and an accent of garrigue, this offers flavors of dried cherry, black currant, gumdrop and bresaola. Finely layered, offering refined tannins, mouthwatering acidity and a long, minerally finish. Drink now through 2018.
89-90 PTS – Wine Advocate
The Chateau des Jacques 2010 Morgon Cote de Py manages to display considerable richness while preserving juicy fresh fruit vivacity and incorporating an abundance of fine tannin, which as de Castelnau acknowledges reflects an emphasis on pigeage that was especially pronounced with this cuvee. Smoked meat, peat, and crushed stone add depth and this finishes with impressive persistence, even if a touch of tannin seems, for now, to have the last word. I suspect this will be worth following for 4-6 years but would like to revisit it a year from now. 89-90+ points. (8/ 2011)
The Côte du Py vineyard is situated on the slopes of an extinct volcano over the village of Villié Morgon, benefiting from an ideal terroir of granite and schist. After fermentation, the wine is matured in oak barrels.
This wine displays rich aromas and flavors, with juicy, fresh vivacity and fine tannins. Notes of smoked meat and crushed stone add depth and the wine’s finish shows impressive persistence.