Morgon Trenel 2005 Côte de Py

Is there anything worse than spending 7 hours in the car in one day?  Well, how about 8 gruelling hours at, according to my trip computer, an average speed of 57mph, punctuated by two meetings in different towns with different companies, in which I play different roles, and have completely different thought patterns?  Then followed by numerous conference calls (for which I pulled off the motorway, obviously).

I set off at 5:45am this morning, and I have just got home at 9:0pm.  I resemble a panda that has been on a scientific sleep deprivation experiment.  Dark rims around my eyes like the stain left by a bottle of Pinot Noir on a ghost white tablecloth.  And you should see what my peepers look like from this side!

As a treat before I conk out in bed, I am sampling Trenel Morgon 2005 Côte de Py.

More Morgon mayhem

My first reaction is that it is much more serious than your average Beaujolais, but then again, Morgon is one of the crus that tends towards longevity, albeit lacking the joie de vivre of, say, Fleurie.

Cherry flavoured tannins combine with fresh tomatoes and a little meringue.  Superb with pink lamb steaks (must be chargrilled or barbecued).

It is available from The Wine Society for £7.95.  Good value I reckon.  zzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz zz z good night…..

Btw, can you name all the Beaujolais crus?  Here is your starter for ten – Côte-de-Brouilly, Chénas, Chiroubles, Fleurie, Juliénas, Morgon, Moulin-à-Vent, Saint Amour – can you spot the missing ones?  Big pat on the back if you can.  No prizes because I haven’t set up my premium rate telephone line yet.

5 Responses to “Morgon Trenel 2005 Côte de Py”

  1. Gastroplod Says:

    How about Regnie and Brouilly? – and don’t forget the new one – Nouveau har har

  2. Alastair Bathgate Says:

    Close but no cigar. I am being pedantic here 😉

  3. Kim Says:

    At least you take very good care of your inner panda!

  4. Douglas Says:

    When I worked at Vinopolis, during tours, I used to pause at a wall of Beaujolais signs. I asked customers to name the missing ones and then told them that no tourists could find the ones on the wall owing to the fact we had stolen the signs…

    I like this picture – but your late night rendezvous is shone by daylight(?)

  5. Alastair Bathgate Says:

    Ah, well spotted Douglas. Could it be that, here in the north of England, the nights do not draw in until 10pm mid June? Or could it be that I take the snaps at a different point in time to drinking the wine?

    As to my pedantry, the correct answers were Brouilly and Régnié. Gastroplod merely needed to work out the Alt Key for é to win the prize…..

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