Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay

9.291 ratings
9.216 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

🚨WINE HACK🚨 If you 1) own a sodastream, but no expensive wine gadgets 2) have a wine which needs to come off sediment but you don’t want to expose to oxygen [eg low/no so2 gamay], try decanting the wine carefully into a clean empty bottle pre-flooded with a few gentle pumps of co2 from your sodastream. Co2 is heavier than air. This works and I swear by it!

The Foillard was beautiful. Licorice, black raspberries, purity and poise that reminds me why I fell in love with Beaujolais in the first place, and affirms what has been an oft-times rocky love affair ever since.

🚨WINE HACK🚨 If you 1) own a sodastream, but no expensive wine gadgets 2) have a wine which needs to come off sediment but you don’t want to expose to oxygen [eg low/no so2 gamay], try decanting the wine carefully into a clean empty bottle pre-flooded with a few gentle pumps of co2 from your sodastream. Co2 is heavier than air. This works and I swear by it!

The Foillard was beautiful. Licorice, black raspberries, purity and poise that reminds me why I fell in love with Beaujolais in the first place, and affirms what has been an oft-times rocky love affair ever since.

Oct 26th, 2021
Matt Duncan

Juicy, lengthy, VA brightness.

Juicy, lengthy, VA brightness.

Oct 12th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Very carbonic nose. Red cherries, cranberry, mulberry bog, spices, some earth and mineral. Delicate and nuanced. Expansive and deep. Great nose. Classic Foillard CDP. Palate is focused like a laser. Juicy, complex, fresh and structured. As far as carbonic bojo goes this is hard to beat. A baby now but so balanced, complete, complex and classic. Terrific.

Very carbonic nose. Red cherries, cranberry, mulberry bog, spices, some earth and mineral. Delicate and nuanced. Expansive and deep. Great nose. Classic Foillard CDP. Palate is focused like a laser. Juicy, complex, fresh and structured. As far as carbonic bojo goes this is hard to beat. A baby now but so balanced, complete, complex and classic. Terrific.

Oct 25th, 2020
Tom Casagrande

Telltale (but under control) barnyard funk livens the tangy red fruit and crushed granite on the nose. Cleaner in the mouth, with great intensity but very lively acid balance. Lip-smackingly good.

Telltale (but under control) barnyard funk livens the tangy red fruit and crushed granite on the nose. Cleaner in the mouth, with great intensity but very lively acid balance. Lip-smackingly good.

Sep 22nd, 2020
Lucid Selections

Vicious attack of VA that falls away after 15 minutes. Unveiled, is fresh & punchy black & red berries. Major fruit depth boomerangs from tart to ripe, with balanced VA that lifts its secondary notes. Lovely Cote du Py indeed from 2011

Vicious attack of VA that falls away after 15 minutes. Unveiled, is fresh & punchy black & red berries. Major fruit depth boomerangs from tart to ripe, with balanced VA that lifts its secondary notes. Lovely Cote du Py indeed from 2011

Oct 30th, 2017
Jae Cho

Typical bojo raspberries, boysenberry, tomato-y iodine quality. There’s more structure here compared w/the rest of the gang.

Typical bojo raspberries, boysenberry, tomato-y iodine quality. There’s more structure here compared w/the rest of the gang.

3 people found it helpfulJun 20th, 2019
boyd

First class. Every time.

First class. Every time.

2 people found it helpfulAug 24th, 2019
Jordan Franceschini

Don’t want to be a hater but why, oh why, does Foillard always have to be bretty? VA. Muddled. A bit tired of the same old. Maybe my taste is evolving. Sample size tonight is two bottles from 2017.

Don’t want to be a hater but why, oh why, does Foillard always have to be bretty? VA. Muddled. A bit tired of the same old. Maybe my taste is evolving. Sample size tonight is two bottles from 2017.

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2020
Matt

Delicious albeit somewhat different year from Foillard. Lacked a little purity and freshness, but that doesn’t mean it was a subpar experience at all. Muddled, brambly fruit, spices, wilted flowers, animal and savory. Structured and with some rustic grip, which I liked.

Delicious albeit somewhat different year from Foillard. Lacked a little purity and freshness, but that doesn’t mean it was a subpar experience at all. Muddled, brambly fruit, spices, wilted flowers, animal and savory. Structured and with some rustic grip, which I liked.

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2020
Jae Cho

The structure that was front and center in early ‘19 is relaxed into its extraordinary silky mouth watering acids. The fruit is classic and dare I say profound for gamay.

The structure that was front and center in early ‘19 is relaxed into its extraordinary silky mouth watering acids. The fruit is classic and dare I say profound for gamay.

1 person found it helpfulMay 31st, 2020