Jean Foillard

Eponym' Les Charmes Morgon Gamay

9.2227 ratings
9.256 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Aaron Tan

Generally consistent with my last notes, but drinking this side by side with the Cote du Py does bring to attention the differences in structure. At this stage, the Les Charmes has a slight edge over the Cote du Py for me due to it’s lacier texture and distinct mineral streak. The Cote du Py looks brutish even against this wine. A fascinating study of Beaujolais terrior.

Generally consistent with my last notes, but drinking this side by side with the Cote du Py does bring to attention the differences in structure. At this stage, the Les Charmes has a slight edge over the Cote du Py for me due to it’s lacier texture and distinct mineral streak. The Cote du Py looks brutish even against this wine. A fascinating study of Beaujolais terrior.

Aug 7th, 2022
Aaron Tan

This was delicious. Just the kind of wine I like. On a night full of big, heavy reds, this was solace on the table. A wine of energy! Aromas of cherry pastille, cardamom, and fresh flowers. The palate was a touch reduced, but it comes of as being flinty, which plays to the mineral-accented finish. Light to medium body, with juicy plums and black cherry flavours, seamless tannins, and good acidity. Not the most layered wine of the night, but gosh it’s tasty. I needed this tonight.

This was delicious. Just the kind of wine I like. On a night full of big, heavy reds, this was solace on the table. A wine of energy! Aromas of cherry pastille, cardamom, and fresh flowers. The palate was a touch reduced, but it comes of as being flinty, which plays to the mineral-accented finish. Light to medium body, with juicy plums and black cherry flavours, seamless tannins, and good acidity. Not the most layered wine of the night, but gosh it’s tasty. I needed this tonight.

Apr 22nd, 2022
Matt Perlman

A little riper and fleshier than ideal for me but still typically fresh, perfumed and imbued with an undercurrent of earthy sensibility below the plush dark fruit. Needs a bit more time maybe

A little riper and fleshier than ideal for me but still typically fresh, perfumed and imbued with an undercurrent of earthy sensibility below the plush dark fruit. Needs a bit more time maybe

Oct 14th, 2021
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.5

This is next level. Benchmark of benchmarks.

This is next level. Benchmark of benchmarks.

Jun 2nd, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Nose is very nice and aromatic but very natural. Spiced fruit, mulled cherries, flowers and very pungent. Good stony background. Good balance aromatically. Terrific purity and structure. Nice sweetness and very fresh. Long. Still has years to go. But drinking great today. Really impressed by the structure of this 2013. A great debut.

Nose is very nice and aromatic but very natural. Spiced fruit, mulled cherries, flowers and very pungent. Good stony background. Good balance aromatically. Terrific purity and structure. Nice sweetness and very fresh. Long. Still has years to go. But drinking great today. Really impressed by the structure of this 2013. A great debut.

Feb 28th, 2019
Jonathan Wall

More fruit driven and less funk than other '15 and '14 Folliart's. Still a pleasure.

More fruit driven and less funk than other '15 and '14 Folliart's. Still a pleasure.

Dec 20th, 2018
Ryan Mullins

And pulled pork sandwich was the best thing consumed in Atlanta last night. I’m sure of it

And pulled pork sandwich was the best thing consumed in Atlanta last night. I’m sure of it

Sep 13th, 2018
David Goldmuntz

Fantastic with a butterflied leg of lamb.

Fantastic with a butterflied leg of lamb.

Aug 26th, 2017
Tom Casagrande

Nose is very complex, with a sweet musky component, cinnamon, ripe cherry, and cracked stones. Opens in a surprisingly lean fashion that initially shows little fruit but then transitions to pure cherry fruit and clean stony notes as the long finish progresses. Light bodied and with crisp acids. Very distinctive style.

UPDATE: Night 2: more traditionally Beaujolais-like on the nose, with the sweet muskiness receding and intensely granitic minerality and tart cherries in the fore. In the mouth, the pungency of the tart cherry fruit is almost SweeTart-candy-like. Mouth-watering acids in the long finish. Upping it from a 9.0 to a 9.2.

Nose is very complex, with a sweet musky component, cinnamon, ripe cherry, and cracked stones. Opens in a surprisingly lean fashion that initially shows little fruit but then transitions to pure cherry fruit and clean stony notes as the long finish progresses. Light bodied and with crisp acids. Very distinctive style.

UPDATE: Night 2: more traditionally Beaujolais-like on the nose, with the sweet muskiness receding and intensely granitic minerality and tart cherries in the fore. In the mouth, the pungency of the tart cherry fruit is almost SweeTart-candy-like. Mouth-watering acids in the long finish. Upping it from a 9.0 to a 9.2.

4 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2016
Dorit Handrus

Fantastic. Everything. Everything you should ask for in a bottle of wine. Twists, turns, ups, downs, all that make sense together, but that you've never seen before. Sorry to get too deep, but this wine is so worth the nerdiness. Lemon and fennel, strawberries and briny cheese, that touch of gaminess you hope will be there. I want this wine every day.

Fantastic. Everything. Everything you should ask for in a bottle of wine. Twists, turns, ups, downs, all that make sense together, but that you've never seen before. Sorry to get too deep, but this wine is so worth the nerdiness. Lemon and fennel, strawberries and briny cheese, that touch of gaminess you hope will be there. I want this wine every day.

2 people found it helpfulMay 3rd, 2016