Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay

9.160 ratings
9.017 pro ratings
Fleurie, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Top Notes For
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
Douglas Braun

Wow - nice wine strawberry jam wild fruit

Wow - nice wine strawberry jam wild fruit

Jul 13th, 2018
Nico J. Snyman

Classic, beautifully approachable, slight Brett, but definitely adds to the charm.

Classic, beautifully approachable, slight Brett, but definitely adds to the charm.

Oct 25th, 2017
jerod peitsmeyer

too much for gamay. sorry, but i gots to call this out as too much for the grape. gamay should be fun. this is too cerebral. good wine, but not moving

too much for gamay. sorry, but i gots to call this out as too much for the grape. gamay should be fun. this is too cerebral. good wine, but not moving

Aug 14th, 2017
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

8.7

Nose is very “Foillard 15” which is muted and broad. Strawberry, cherry, raspberry and spice, elegant and mineral but a bit soupy. Some nice wet earth. Palate is rich and ripe and hot and messy and is kind of a problem. I think this will improve with air but not be great.

Nose is very “Foillard 15” which is muted and broad. Strawberry, cherry, raspberry and spice, elegant and mineral but a bit soupy. Some nice wet earth. Palate is rich and ripe and hot and messy and is kind of a problem. I think this will improve with air but not be great.

2 people found it helpfulApr 17th, 2019
Lyn Farmer

This is an insanely good example of Beaujolais cru - not the lightly perfumes floral notes often found in Fleurie, but a more earthy style with candied violet, wild raspberry, anise, forest floor and crisp acidity to carry the flavors and aromas on a long finish. A beautiful wine with great finesse

This is an insanely good example of Beaujolais cru - not the lightly perfumes floral notes often found in Fleurie, but a more earthy style with candied violet, wild raspberry, anise, forest floor and crisp acidity to carry the flavors and aromas on a long finish. A beautiful wine with great finesse

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2019
Sarah O'Kelley

Last bday wine of the night appropriately blurry but delicious! So good we had a second bottle. P.S. no negative 2015 comments from me!

Last bday wine of the night appropriately blurry but delicious! So good we had a second bottle. P.S. no negative 2015 comments from me!

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

More ‘15 than Foillard. Nose has load of crushed rock, intense hard-candy like grape cherry, and a high-toned, almost eucalyptus like note. Highly-extracted, and slightly bitter in the mouth. A scorched earth note too. Meh. At least I’m working through my ill-advised purchases of 15 Bojos.

More ‘15 than Foillard. Nose has load of crushed rock, intense hard-candy like grape cherry, and a high-toned, almost eucalyptus like note. Highly-extracted, and slightly bitter in the mouth. A scorched earth note too. Meh. At least I’m working through my ill-advised purchases of 15 Bojos.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2019
Severn Goodwin

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

This was a fully different bottle than the others (same vintage) enjoyed previously. Immense green vegetable/pepper notes for the first 24 hours, and then finally revealed some minor cherry traits. Not sure what was going on with this particular bottle, it was certainly off.

Just concluded our annual Fall seclusion into the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.

This was a fully different bottle than the others (same vintage) enjoyed previously. Immense green vegetable/pepper notes for the first 24 hours, and then finally revealed some minor cherry traits. Not sure what was going on with this particular bottle, it was certainly off.

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2018