Lapierre's Cuvee Marcel is consistently one of the highlights in Beaujolais in any vintage. 2019 is a tiny crop, and the yields were cut by 50% compared to 2018 due to some poor weather conditions, but what was left was high quality and concentrated. Cuvee Marcel comes from Domaine's oldest heritage vines. My first experience with this wine from Marcel Lapierre was the 1999 vintage, tasted blind at a red Burgundy tasting, and it as good or better than some of the premier crus we tasted. Fast forward 20 years, Lapierre's vines are now older, the bio-dynamic work in the vineyard is flourishing, and Mathieu's winemaking is better than ever. This is a spectacular concentrated year for the Cuvee Marcel, and possibly one of the best vintages ever.