Jean Foillard

Fleurie Gamay

9.144 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
Fleurie, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
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

Sep 30th, 2019
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.

Apr 17th, 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!

Apr 10th, 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.

Sep 30th, 2018
Douglas Braun

Wow - nice wine strawberry jam wild fruit

Wow - nice wine strawberry jam wild fruit

Jul 13th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Imagine the brightest cherry note (nose) your can imagine, then multiply that by 3x and your getting closer to this bottle. Acidity so balanced with mineral notes, exceptional, best QPR in the business of Gamay! Decanted 4+ hours, right choice!

Imagine the brightest cherry note (nose) your can imagine, then multiply that by 3x and your getting closer to this bottle. Acidity so balanced with mineral notes, exceptional, best QPR in the business of Gamay! Decanted 4+ hours, right choice!

Jun 24th, 2018
Charlie Evans

And then, there was this wine we opened after all the rest were done. What a stellar way to cap off just a wonderful night of great wine.

And then, there was this wine we opened after all the rest were done. What a stellar way to cap off just a wonderful night of great wine.

Apr 10th, 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
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.

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