Tasting Note                         

96   2009  Foillard  Morgon Cote du Py (Cru Beaujolais)   1/4/19  ($40)

   13% alc
Color: Very deep black cherry to garnet with slight browning. (3.5) Bouquet: Very complex black truffles, wet leaves and root beer complexity complements concentrated raspberry and sweet/tart black cherry and minerals. (3.5) Body: Light heavyweight with excellent fruit, acidity and minerality. Full, tangy mouthfeel. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet step-for-step with complexity being possibly even more expressive. (3.5) Finish: Long, elegant and complex with sweet root beer nuance lingering. (3.5)
Overall: A top notch Morgon with classic Red Burgundy complexity of black truffle, game , and forest floor (top notch 1er Cru Pommard or even Clos de la Roche comes to mind). The sweet/tart Gamay fruit of raspberry and black cherry is very precise and shows none of the overly sweet fruit flavors typically found in Beaujolais, even in lesser Cru Beaujolais. I last had this wine about two and a half years ago and the complexity was there, but the fruit was still slightly restrained. This is no longer the case, it's totally peak now, but should hold a couple of more years. A profound Red Burgundy that may be the greatest Beaujolais I've ever tasted. Truly wonderful!!! (17.5)

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