Jean-Paul Dubost – 2019


Jean-Paul Dubost 2021Tasted with Jean-Paul Dubost in Lantignié, 25 February 2021.

Domaine Jean-Paul Dubost
9 Impasse du Tracot
69430 Lantignié
Tel: +33 4 74 04 87 51
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Jean-Paul on 2019:
I think that in 2019 we see less maturity than either 2018 or 2020 but there’s a lot of finesse. There were excesses in the other vintages that you don’t have in 2019. It’s not a year of particularly high yields – 40-45 hl/ha here – both 19 and 20 were similar in this respect. If I compare this vintage to 2016, that vintage started a bit austere but 2019 has already started better. There’s nothing in excess here. In terms of the current market, our sales are okay – we’re just missing the restaurants in Paris – though that’s quite an important market for us.

The wines…

A simply super set of wines here – a number of which are worth searching for…

2019 Beaujolais-Lantignié
The nose is deep but with super freshness too. Mouth-filling – there’s plenty of concentration here – slowly melting over the palate. A little tannin with serious intent but the associated dryness will be gone in 6-12 months. That’s a super finish too.

2019 Brouilly Pierreux
2 ha here.
That’s a bright and inviting nose – again with fine freshness. Hmm, concentrated again but here a mix of width and intensity – that’s a great Brouilly – particularly great Pierreux. It’s open, fresh, there’s a purity of dark-red fruit and I think it excellent- super wine.

2019 Morgon La Ballofière
High in Morgon near St.Joseph
Clearly a wine of concentration but clarty too – that’s a really top nose. Wide with fresh attack again – much more higher-toned floral flavour here. The richness of fruit framed with a slightly dry grain of tannin, and freshness that balances all. But that’s a super wine – even better perhaps. Great finishing too.

2019 Fleurie Le Vivier
From the bottom of the appellation near Moulin à Vent. ‘Always a constituted wine’
Different again – as they should be – a redder fruit, no less concentrated and accented with florals – yes! Such a mouth-filler. Lots of freshly balanced concentration – again the house-style with a grain of tannin but nicely sweeping flavour and no dryness in this case. The finish expanding from the core – long too. That’s another simply excellent wine.

2019 Moulin à Vent Les Burdelines
A much silkier nose – but there are no barrels used here – a griotte-cherry style to this fruit. Structural, lots of freshness, wider in flavour as it melts over the palate. Bravo. Simply super wine the finish long and floral-accented.
2019 Morgon Côte du Py
That’s a nose of more depth and more complexity. Wide again, this time infused with barrel-flavour too but to good effect – such a direct wine – even in the finish – melting delicious flavour. Another great wine but I’d keep this in the cellar for three years.

And to finish:

2019 Beaujolais Lantignié Blanc
Alluvial terrain of about one hectare – nothing to do with granite here says JP. Planted to white in 2006.
Plenty of colour. Not a full-power nose, subtly oaked and with a base of riper fruit. Nice shape in the mouth – mouth-filling but nothing to excess – also not the oak, though it’s there. Supple, with a mouth-watering finish too. Nice wine and with a twist of the classic 2019 tannin to finish. Good!

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