Jean Foillard

Côte du Py Morgon Gamay

9.227 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Morgon, Beaujolais, Burgundy, France
Gamay
Chicken, Game, Turkey, Duck, Goose
Top Notes For
Marty Mathis

2019 Cote du Py By far the best Gamay Noir I have tasted in several years. Such a precise expression of Morgon. This aroma shows the perfect combination of deep and inviting cherry plum fruitiness along with the slightest brush pepperiness and subtle meaty/earthy hints. There is no funky Brett in this wine that I can find. Not squeaky clean commercial either. There is no mistaking the pedigree of this vineyard site as well as the deft hand of this legendary producer. The texture is pure pleasure, almost nil tannins (The way I like it), and major length. Woody, brushy (rotundones) are combined with perfectly ripe tree fruit and alluring minerality . For anyone confused about the distinction between Burgundy and Beaujolais this should stand as a model example. Bravo bravo bravo!!!

2019 Cote du Py By far the best Gamay Noir I have tasted in several years. Such a precise expression of Morgon. This aroma shows the perfect combination of deep and inviting cherry plum fruitiness along with the slightest brush pepperiness and subtle meaty/earthy hints. There is no funky Brett in this wine that I can find. Not squeaky clean commercial either. There is no mistaking the pedigree of this vineyard site as well as the deft hand of this legendary producer. The texture is pure pleasure, almost nil tannins (The way I like it), and major length. Woody, brushy (rotundones) are combined with perfectly ripe tree fruit and alluring minerality . For anyone confused about the distinction between Burgundy and Beaujolais this should stand as a model example. Bravo bravo bravo!!!

Apr 30th, 2022
Aaron Tan

Too volatile, but you can certainly see the potential of a pristine bottle from the sweet berry pastille note, fine tannins, and underlying minerality if you can ignore the volatile acidity that burns right down the throat. The low-sulphur wine probably didn’t take too kindly to the long journey from France to Malaysia. However, I’m in no doubt that the suspicious puncture mark on the cork and lower-than-usual fill exacerbated the condition. The supplier likely sold me a previously Coravin-ed bottle - not cool.

Too volatile, but you can certainly see the potential of a pristine bottle from the sweet berry pastille note, fine tannins, and underlying minerality if you can ignore the volatile acidity that burns right down the throat. The low-sulphur wine probably didn’t take too kindly to the long journey from France to Malaysia. However, I’m in no doubt that the suspicious puncture mark on the cork and lower-than-usual fill exacerbated the condition. The supplier likely sold me a previously Coravin-ed bottle - not cool.

Apr 3rd, 2022
Dan R
9.4

The whole package - fresh, vivid, fleshy, intense, layered, long. Hums with energy. Plenty of structure to boot, this will evolve well. Flat out delicious.

The whole package - fresh, vivid, fleshy, intense, layered, long. Hums with energy. Plenty of structure to boot, this will evolve well. Flat out delicious.

Apr 12th, 2021
Brendan Baker

Violets, black cherry and raspberry, med + acid 😋

Violets, black cherry and raspberry, med + acid 😋

Jun 3rd, 2022
romo

Of course, I brought this. 🤗

Of course, I brought this. 🤗

Apr 24th, 2022
Roberto Carli

Very balanced and typical Morgon. Fruit is dominated by red-white cherry. Very elegant and balance, acidity is right where it should be and so is the earthy funk, lingering in the background without stealing the scene

Very balanced and typical Morgon. Fruit is dominated by red-white cherry. Very elegant and balance, acidity is right where it should be and so is the earthy funk, lingering in the background without stealing the scene

Apr 7th, 2022
Jan Laursen

Frugtig, frisk, slank, saftig. Vibrerende syre.

Frugtig, frisk, slank, saftig. Vibrerende syre.

Oct 8th, 2021
May Caudillo

JJ says he gets a lot of herbs- sage, thyme, oregano. More thyme. Oxidized, dried berries, wet cedar- like sauna. And he says it’s delicious and he’s impressed. I say………my palate is tired! It takes like a classic Beaujolais to me

JJ says he gets a lot of herbs- sage, thyme, oregano. More thyme. Oxidized, dried berries, wet cedar- like sauna. And he says it’s delicious and he’s impressed. I say………my palate is tired! It takes like a classic Beaujolais to me

Sep 27th, 2021
See Taleggio

Serious juice here! Soft berry but well extracted and drinking fresh obvs (2019)

Serious juice here! Soft berry but well extracted and drinking fresh obvs (2019)

Sep 11th, 2021
Charles Mires

Outstanding +

Outstanding +

Jun 8th, 2021