Grapelive Latest

Grapelive Specal Review

By Kerry Winslow

***

2009 Jean Foillard Morgon “Cuvee Corcelette” Cru Beaujolais.
If you’ve never tried a Foillard Morgon, and or are a Burgundy lover, it is time to rush out and find one, especially this beauty! Jean Foillard does a few special cuvees as well as his wonderful Cote du Py, and this was my first chance to try the “Cuvee Corcelette” with its grey label and heavy bottle it certainly looks the part of a serious wine, and while that is impressive, it is the wine inside that makes the most impact. We know the 2009 vintage was the year to rise Gamay Noir to the world stage, but honestly wines like this Foillard even blow away the high expectations! This wonderful and complex Cru Beaujolais is really in another class all together, it certainly has pure Gamay character, but with such depth and texture it rivals many a top Burgundy, in fact it might even better some Grand Cru. He nose has floral notes behind blackberry, truffle and walnuts leading to a hedonistic palate of black currants, cherry and intense strawberry. This is a very sexy wine with layers of pleasure filling the mouth, but still has brisk acidity, tannin and earthy spices and sweet herbs in the background making everything more interesting and vivid. This wine with its sublime structure and class should age well for a decade, and should be at its best in another few years, though I doubt I could keep my hands of it and I love it now.
($36 Est.) 94+ Points, grapelive

available by special request at www.sfwtc.com (800) 681-WINE

***