Jean Foillard

Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay 2016

Another excellent btl, a little more than a year since my last. On the nose, wild strawberry doused in sugar, cotton candy, lovely green stem notes bring this back down to earth, then nice earthy notes. On the palate, fantastic acidity, soft strawberry, herbal notes, dark cherry, some bark and earth notes, and attenuated tannin on the clean and slightly spicy finish. Yum. — 3 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Eponym' Morgon Gamay 2015

BlackBerry. Very balanced— herbal, fruity, acidic—packs a punch, sip slow alcohol wise. Still light. Balance. — 14 days ago

Jean Foillard

Beaujolais Villages Gamay 2017

Ripe strawberries & earthy notes. Lighter bodied with mineral character & fresh acid balancing the fruit. Less complexity than other Foillard bottlings, but enough structure and texture to move to the top of the Villages class. — a month ago

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Romain Fitoussi

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Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin

Blanchot Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2014

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@Delectable this is 2014 Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin, “Blanchot”

The nose reveals; candle wax, lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, topical melons, beeswax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter, with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers.

The palate is; rich, lush, round, waxy and elegantly smooth. Excellent viscosity. Glorious as it slips over the beautiful mouthfeel. Sour lemons, green apple, overripe pineapple, kiwi, lime pulp & candy, pear, white peach, apricots, peach, guava, topical melons, beeswax, candle wax, honeysuckle, vanillin, creamy butter, fresh herbs, caramel, subtle chalkiness, sea fossils, saline, limestone, grey volcanics, the lemon in Lemon Pledge, green grass, dry straw, glazed, brown butter with fruit blossoms, yellow lilies, jasmine & spring flowers. The acidity is; round, phat & lively. The finish is; polish, rich, lush, balance fruit & earth and has no hiccups. Great wire to wire.

Photos of; one of their Vineyards, Benoît Droin tasting through his wines & Domaine Jean-Paul & Benoît Droin,

Producer notes; The Droins have been producing wines in Chablis for nearly 400 years (their history as vignerons goes back at least to 1620). Benoît is the 14th generation guardian.

The Domaine has 13 hectares of vineyards and produces 14 different wines, including Petit Chablis, Chablis, 7 Premiers Crus and 5 Grand Crus. They prune specific to each vineyard. The wines are fermented differently by vineyard.

All their wines are fermented in mature oak. The Blanchots are all fermented and matured in tank. Vaillons, Mont de Milieu and Montée de Tonnerre receive 25 per cent of barrel fermentation and maturation, 35 per cent for Vosgros and Vaudésir, 40 per cent for Montmains and Valmur, peaking at 50 per cent for Fourchaume, Grenouilles and Les Clos. However the age of the oak and the choice of tonnelier may vary according to the cuvée. The maximum new oak is ten per cent in the Grand Crus.
— 4 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Knee deep? Kalua pig?
Severn Goodwin

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I liked the original version of this note, on my tablet required no scrolling.
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He gets 5% of every scroll

Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay 2014

Got this in a fire sale during the pandemic. Just right on the nose, as it were. — 8 days ago

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Jean Foillard

"Cuvée Corcelette" Morgon Gamay 2017

Raspberries dusted with icing sugar. Pomegranate. Tidy little touch of funk. — 10 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Morgon Côte du Py 3.14 2009

Spectacular. Has aged wonderfully! — 16 days ago

Jean Foillard

Cuvée Athanor Morgon Gamay 2015

Rich and dark. Light tannins make for a perplexing wine. Very enjoyable all the same. — 22 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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@Matt Duncan I'm a big fan, lots of 3.14 in the cellar from before the temporary stop, have tasted the 16, awesome, but the price it now commands is getting too much for my continued pleasure. This 15 is likely the end of the line for this 'label' in our cellar, unless there's a 2018, of course.
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I’d be interested to try other vintages of the Athanor. At 15.5% it seemed off the mark for the place and varietal. The 3.14 is awesome. The definition of quaffable!
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15, to my knowledge was the only vintage without 3.14, they made Athanor in it's place for 15, 3.14 has since continued.

Alex Foillard

Beaujolais Villages Gamay 2018

Nose has cut strawberry, ripe raspberry, dry chalk, baking spice and light alcohol.

Palate has ripe cherry, fresh raspberry, dried black cherry and dried cranberry sprinkled with allspice.

Decanted ~2.5h, a young wine that would appreciate a few more years in the bottle. Tonight it paired successfully with homemade burgers from a local farmer in Columbia Co. NY (Kinderhook Farm).

Happy Memorial Day to all, especially those who have come before me to protect the freedom we enjoy in the USA, Thank you. 🇺🇲
— 9 days ago

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Eric S

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That mint looks baller. Had it my cocktail today.
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@Eric S Raspberries 👍