Red

2011 Jean Foillard Fleurie

Gamay

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Beaujolais
  • Fleurie
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Community Tasting Notes 45

  • andreaskoeberl Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 22, 2020 - Dark cherries, smoke, raspberries, and spices on the nose. Good structure with nice acidity and flavors of tart berries, cherries, and blood orange flavors on the palate. Nice finish. Really quite lovely!

  • DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 7, 2019 - There is no doubt in my head that Foillard is the King of Morgon.

    Now, things change in Fleurie. This is funkier, reductive, with a sans-soufre thing going on that I find a bit distracting. Among all the farmyard notes, there is red fruit, quite a bit of red fruit. Raspberry, cranberry, redcurrant, wild unripe strawberries, along with a pine note.

    I stood up the bottle for a week. It is clear but there is sediment at the bottom of the bottle. I had to discard about 50ml.

    On the palate it is dry, bright, with fully resolved tannins, silky textured, light bodied but intensely flavored, with medium plus acidity and shows red fruit notes as well. There is no funk on the palate. It's all on the nose. The finish is medium and I doubt time will do any good to this.

    If the brett was more under control, this would be a great wine. It is good, just not great.

  • rhit Likes this wine:

    November 22, 2018 - Much more open now. Beautiful dark fruit with a hint of brett-y complexity. Lovely velvety tannin. "Burgundian." Awesome.
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  • acyso wrote: 85 points

    November 4, 2018 - Sunday blinds (Chicago, IL): Served double blind. Juicy, and a bit of browned spice (which in hindsight is the natural evolution of the 2011 green qualities). Very stemmy with quite a bit of volatile acidity. Clearly has a hint of mousiness, this is obviously from some hipster-revered winemaker. More brett than I can tolerate, but I'll grant that this no longer carried those unpleasant sweet and candied gamay notes.

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  • indiscriminate palate wrote: 91 points

    August 24, 2018 - Lightly Bretty on open but that seems to mostly recede with air, with only a slight pleasant tinge of Bret on the palate after a few hours. Tart red fruit, earth, and saline on the palate. High acidity and low but mouth-coating tannin. Long finish of tart berries and earth. Still quite primary, this has not changed much in the last couple of years. Drink now or hold.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Jul-13, IWC Issue #10148, 7/1/2013 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Jean Foillard
  • Varietal Gamay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion Beaujolais
  • Appellation Fleurie

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  • Pending Delivery 6 (1%)
  • In Cellars 194 (37%)
  • Consumed 319 (61%)

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