Wine of the Day November 24, 2013

2013Foillard2013 Jean Foillard, Beaujolais Nouveau, France.
While most Nouveau is juicy thin and not interesting, Jean Foillard’s version is a much more serious example, while still fun and lighthearted. Foillard is a genius and an artist with Gamay, his Morgon wines are stunning wines, some of the best made in the world, matching a many Burgundy Premier Cru for elegance, complexity and class. The 2013 Foillard Nouveau is bright, fresh and tangy delicious with sour plum, cherry and cranberry fruits with hints of red peach, candied citrus, iodine and strawberry. This is a stylish red from a super talented guy, but most of all it is a celebration of the vintage, a little joy to quaff and to toast the year. Beaujolais Nouveau 2013 seem a bit light and zesty, but some offer a bit more flair and Jean Foillard’s is one of the best, Drink up!
($20 Est.) 88 Points, grapelive