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2013 Jean Foillard Morgon Côte du Py Gamay
10/14/2016 - gravedee wrote:
I don't know. I wanted to try a high quality Beaujolais to see what all the fuss was about. This is supposedly a good producer. I have to chalk this experience up to my palate not being developed enough or I got a bad bottle. Menthol, earthy, and very little fruit expression. I thought Gamay was supposed to be fruity and easy drinking. This was not -- austere was the term that came to mind. I've got another bottle so maybe my luck will improve in a few years.
  • Tussius commented:

    11/6/16, 2:51 PM - Sounds like it was the bottle to me. His wines are generally very open. There are many reasons not to like this if it just isn't ones cup of tea - might be too high acidity, they sometimes have some funk to them or might be a bit lean.

    Lack of fruit on the nose is generally not what one would consider a likely problem - although they do normally have some earthy notes to them.

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