Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay

9.2845 ratings
9.3248 pro ratings
Fleurie, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Josh Morgenthau

So tart, amazing licorice and very pure purple fruit; volatile acid that almost crosses the line but comes up clean in the end. Good juice, good vintage and a return to balance compared to 2018.

So tart, amazing licorice and very pure purple fruit; volatile acid that almost crosses the line but comes up clean in the end. Good juice, good vintage and a return to balance compared to 2018.

Nov 7th, 2021
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.2

With age, the elegant fruit and flowers play support to the spice. A new Foillard perspective.

With age, the elegant fruit and flowers play support to the spice. A new Foillard perspective.

May 16th, 2021
Josh Morgenthau

Baking spices, purple fruit, sweet, structured. I like it because it’s Foillard fleurie... but it lacks the ethereal magic of other vintages.

Baking spices, purple fruit, sweet, structured. I like it because it’s Foillard fleurie... but it lacks the ethereal magic of other vintages.

May 6th, 2021
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.2

Insane spices on the nose. Confectionery cherry fruit. Smells like a Gamay cotton candy machine. Palate is ripe and explosive. Shows some of the 18 “lack of focus” but is pure and linear as well. Was more focused in 17 and I presume 19. Juicy and clean. Doesn’t quite have that ethereal, compact quality it usually has. Also a hint of funk/barnyard on the nose. Showing a tiny bit of heat as well .

Insane spices on the nose. Confectionery cherry fruit. Smells like a Gamay cotton candy machine. Palate is ripe and explosive. Shows some of the 18 “lack of focus” but is pure and linear as well. Was more focused in 17 and I presume 19. Juicy and clean. Doesn’t quite have that ethereal, compact quality it usually has. Also a hint of funk/barnyard on the nose. Showing a tiny bit of heat as well .

Apr 4th, 2021
John Riddick

Cloudy and unfiltered. Very nice wine for Thanksgiving dinner.

Cloudy and unfiltered. Very nice wine for Thanksgiving dinner.

Nov 27th, 2020
Josh Morgenthau

This is good. I’ve had an unfortunate run with Beaujolais recently, four bottles in a row that were either muddled and overripe or overwhelmed with goût de souris. Needed to open this to remind myself.

Pink and purple flowers, black licorice, delicate pepper atop bright purple fruit. Very pure if a little ripe, the acid melds well into the spicy and subtly structured palate.

This is good. I’ve had an unfortunate run with Beaujolais recently, four bottles in a row that were either muddled and overripe or overwhelmed with goût de souris. Needed to open this to remind myself.

Pink and purple flowers, black licorice, delicate pepper atop bright purple fruit. Very pure if a little ripe, the acid melds well into the spicy and subtly structured palate.

Aug 14th, 2020
Lyn Farmer

Quite mature and approachable now with forest floor, red raspberry and blackberry, leather and a hint of smoke. Elegant, medium acidity, very good with food

Quite mature and approachable now with forest floor, red raspberry and blackberry, leather and a hint of smoke. Elegant, medium acidity, very good with food

Apr 25th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

In a great place. Singing nose. Florals. Ripe cherries. Spice. So stunning. Wow. What intensity and complexity while remaining ephemeral. Stunning stunning nose. Just superb. Oh my god. 9.6 on the nose. Amazing fruit intensity and purity. Structured and tensile but soft and generous. So clean and a slippery silky palate with loads of sweet Gamay fruit. Needs some air but wow is this special.

In a great place. Singing nose. Florals. Ripe cherries. Spice. So stunning. Wow. What intensity and complexity while remaining ephemeral. Stunning stunning nose. Just superb. Oh my god. 9.6 on the nose. Amazing fruit intensity and purity. Structured and tensile but soft and generous. So clean and a slippery silky palate with loads of sweet Gamay fruit. Needs some air but wow is this special.

Apr 18th, 2020
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.3

In such a great spot. The man is a magician.

In such a great spot. The man is a magician.

Mar 25th, 2019
Josh Morgenthau

Insanely elegant, expressive, unctuous. Rose petals, violets, wild fruits and strawberries. This has aged like great burgundy. One of my favorites.

Insanely elegant, expressive, unctuous. Rose petals, violets, wild fruits and strawberries. This has aged like great burgundy. One of my favorites.

Nov 25th, 2018