John Gilman 94
"Though Daniel Bouland only has four hectares of vines in Morgon, he has some of the choicest plots and plenty of old vines. His parcel in the lieu à dit of Delys was planted in 1926, making these vines one year younger than his vines in Corcelette, but here, the soils produce a much more red fruity example of Morgon than is the case in his parcel of Corcelette. This is another absolutely beautiful and classic young bottle of Morgon in the making, offering up a deep and very, very pure nose of cherries, pomegranate, raw cocoa, beautifully complex, granitic soil tones, incipient notes of nutskin, roses, fresh herb tones, a hint of coffee and perhaps a bit of cedar in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and flawlessly balanced, with a rock solid core of fruit, stunning soil inflection, a fair bit of ripe tannin and stunning nascent complexity on the very, very long and still very primary finish. I did not taste these two stunning Morgons from Monsieur Bouland side by side, so I have no idea which one I have a preference for at this point in time. Needless to say, they both have enormous potential, but give them a few years in the cellar to allow their secondary layers to emerge."
Wine Advocate 93
"The Bouland 2011 Morgon De Lys Vieilles Vignes reveals complex aromatics with its ripe cassis and black raspberry, distilled berry overtones, saline, alkaline, maritime, stony, crystalline minerality, and mouthwatering evocations of roast meat pan scrapings and soy – all features delivered on a saliva-inducing, richly textured yet dynamic and refreshing palate. There is a marrowy, fat-rich depth here that dovetails delightfully with the wine’s textural allure and is complemented by the counterpoint of fresh berry tartness and bracing, shimmering mineral impingements. Look for strong showings from this extraordinary value through at least 2018."~DS
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Daniel Bouland is a great producer of old-fashioned Morgon. From less than 7 hectares of old vines in the Douby, Côte de Py, and Delys, lieux of Morgon, plus small parcels in Chiroubles and Cote de Brouilly, he makes wines that can age 20 years, and are comparable to fine Côte de Nuits Burgundies. His Corcellette Morgon vineyard is 60-75 year old vines. De Lys (between Corcellette and Ville Morgon) was planted in 1926. In 2014 he acquired another old vines parcel - Bellevue, on schiste and granite. All his grapes are hand-harvested and vinified with full clusters in order to extract all the organoleptic qualities, and bottled unfiltered.