Alex Foillard

Cote de Brouilly Gamay

9.143 ratings
9.210 pro ratings
Côte de Brouilly, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Jennifer Bingham

Very complex and layered. Balanced with the earth and fruit, incredible length. Up there with the best Beaujolais. First time having and really amazing

Very complex and layered. Balanced with the earth and fruit, incredible length. Up there with the best Beaujolais. First time having and really amazing

Feb 14th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Very high toned and pretty nose. That “natural” thing, spices, sour cherries, mid season cherries, floral, cinnamon. A knockout nose. Palate is less fruity than nose suggests. Pure, clean and juicy. Complex, pure and balanced. Very very drinkable and in the zone. Barely there tannins and very fresh.

Very high toned and pretty nose. That “natural” thing, spices, sour cherries, mid season cherries, floral, cinnamon. A knockout nose. Palate is less fruity than nose suggests. Pure, clean and juicy. Complex, pure and balanced. Very very drinkable and in the zone. Barely there tannins and very fresh.

Jun 5th, 2020
Severn Goodwin

Thanksgiving week with my in-laws.

Nose has higher toned blue/red fruits (raspberry, blackberry, under-ripe cherry), dried citrus peel, wet granite and light moist earth.

Palate has bright black cherry, blackberry, blood orange flesh, sweet-roasted red pepper, confectionery sugar and a medium-long finish. Perfect entry to the world.

Debut commercial vintage from a son of one of the Masters of Beaujolais, at long last, Alex Foillard is bringing his wines to the world. Starting with an epic hail vintage, supply was quite limited for much of the North. Luckily Bouilly and Côte de Brouilly had minimal damage. For those in the know, 2016 Burgundy's will be wines for the ages.

Thanksgiving week with my in-laws.

Nose has higher toned blue/red fruits (raspberry, blackberry, under-ripe cherry), dried citrus peel, wet granite and light moist earth.

Palate has bright black cherry, blackberry, blood orange flesh, sweet-roasted red pepper, confectionery sugar and a medium-long finish. Perfect entry to the world.

Debut commercial vintage from a son of one of the Masters of Beaujolais, at long last, Alex Foillard is bringing his wines to the world. Starting with an epic hail vintage, supply was quite limited for much of the North. Luckily Bouilly and Côte de Brouilly had minimal damage. For those in the know, 2016 Burgundy's will be wines for the ages.

Nov 27th, 2019
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9.3

Vivid ruby. Powerful red/dark berry aromas pick up a sexy floral quality and a touch of spiciness with air. Concentrated yet lively in style, offering palate-staining, mineral-tinged black raspberry, bitter cherry and blood orange flavors that show excellent clarity and turn sweeter on the back half. Shows a touch of candied licorice on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with superb, mineral-driven persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019)

Vivid ruby. Powerful red/dark berry aromas pick up a sexy floral quality and a touch of spiciness with air. Concentrated yet lively in style, offering palate-staining, mineral-tinged black raspberry, bitter cherry and blood orange flavors that show excellent clarity and turn sweeter on the back half. Shows a touch of candied licorice on the gently tannic finish, which lingers with superb, mineral-driven persistence. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019)

Oct 18th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.1

Lovely and very very natural.

Lovely and very very natural.

Feb 17th, 2019
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.9

Grippy, bright fruit, spice and juicy. Liked a lot.

Grippy, bright fruit, spice and juicy. Liked a lot.

Jan 14th, 2019
Fraser McKinley

Youthful and bright - 2016

Youthful and bright - 2016

Apr 13th, 2018
Pooneet K

Very nice Beaujolais. Lots of cherry. Slightly cloudy in the glass. Needs at least an hour decant to come together. Medium bodied, quite seamless, decent acid. Nice wine.

Very nice Beaujolais. Lots of cherry. Slightly cloudy in the glass. Needs at least an hour decant to come together. Medium bodied, quite seamless, decent acid. Nice wine.

Mar 20th, 2021
Brendan Baker

Violets, ripe black cherries, natty, mineral, open knit 👌

Violets, ripe black cherries, natty, mineral, open knit 👌

Nov 9th, 2020
Matt Sharp

Blue and red fruity on the nose. Really sticks the landing when drinking a foillard. One of the better bottles we’ve had this year (our 3rd such)

Blue and red fruity on the nose. Really sticks the landing when drinking a foillard. One of the better bottles we’ve had this year (our 3rd such)

Aug 23rd, 2020