Daniel Bouland Morgon "Delys" 2011

The Daniel Bouland Morgon "Delys" 2011 $25 [Excellent+] is the star in the Bouland lineup, although it is not the wine to have with dinner tonight.  More than the 2010 Delys, this wine needs time.  The most opaque in the Bouland lineup, it is medium dark purple in color. The aromas are marked by strong iron-like mineral notes and dark fruit, which distinguish the Bouland Morgons from the Chiroubles and the Côte de Brouilly. Notes of iron, earth, meat, spice, and black fruit are very attractive, but withdrawn, in the background, giving the nose a brooding quality.  Medium to full-bodied, with high octane gripping tannins, the flavors have an austere quality that mask evident richness.  Even so, iron-like mineral, nut oils, black fruit (that hardly says "fruit" at this point in time), cocoa, and hints of meat are impressive, if backward.  The finish is tannic and long, with a spicy aftertaste.  A great wine for the cellar.  Tasted September 2012.