Tasting Note                         

93  2009 Jean Foillard  Morgon  Cote du Py   2/6/11 ($35)

Color: Very deep purple/black cherry. (3.5) Bouquet: Fresh crushed red and black raspberries with bayleaf and oregano spice and some game. Smells like Gamay on steroids. (3.0) Body: Heavyweight with outstanding fruit concentration and supporting acidity. Very well balanced with a rich, silky mouthfeel. (3.5) Flavor: Parallels bouquet, but the fruit is more forward, fresh and giving. Delicious. (3.5) Finish: Long, silky and liqueur-like, but totally balanced and elegant. (3.0)
Overall: An amazing Morgon with outstanding crushed raspberries, which are so concentrated they taste dried, yet totally fresh, and acidity-based structure underneath. Also has cooking spice nuances of oregano and bayleaf, as well as game. A rich, elegant heavyweight that amazes me for Beaujolais. Quite drinkable and very enjoyable now, but a little bottle age (3-5 years) should enable it to open further and improve. $35 may seem like a lot for Beaujolais, but this wine is a fantastic value that transcends most examples from the region, even most Cru Beaujolais. (16.5)


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