Robert Parker 90
The 2011 Fabien Duperray Fleurie Les Moriers Tres Vieilles Vignes, which Fabien has farmed organically for the longest time, was cropped at 13.35 hectoliters per hectare and is raised for 12 months in oak (20% new) and 12 months in tank. It has a very pure bouquet that shows a little more finesse and focus than the La Chapelle des Bois : blueberry and cassis at first, later joined by those same crushed violet petals. The palate is medium-bodied with sweet and rounded, almost melted tannins. It displays impressive weight, dense, concentrated black fruit with a powerful black cherry finish with touches of cloves and white pepper lingering on the aftertaste. Drink 2018-2025.
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2025