Tasting Note                         

88+   2013  Jean Foillard   Beaujolais Nouveau    1/3/14 ($18)

11.5 % alc   
Color: Medium deep black raspberry. (3.0) Bouquet: Yeasty raspberry, tart cherry and tart plum. Yeastiness subsides with air. (2.5) Body: Middleweight with excellent minerality/acidity and very good fruit. Has a lively, tangy mouthfeel. (3.0) Flavor: Piercing minerality propels tart raspberry and red plum fruit. (3.0) Finish: Loses some of its intensity here, but tart fruit lingers with a slight mineral bitterness. (2.5)
Overall: Tastes like Beaujolais Nouveau in that it's yeasty and relatively light in weight, but replaces the usual simple, grapy fruit with mineral intensity, lively acidity and tart berry and plum fruit. It certainly has the energy and purity of a Foillard Beaujolais, even if it doesn't have the complexity and ageworthiness of his more serious wines. Well worth the price of admission. It might even improve in the next 2-3 years. Very food friendly and easy to drink. I could drink this with almost anything. Decant for now drinking to let the yeastiness subside. (14.0)

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