Andrew Guard

2017 Morgon ‘Cuvée Corcelette’, Jean Foillard

Aromas of cherries and strawberries mingle with hints of licorice and spices, introducing the 2017 Morgon Corcelette, a medium to full-bodied, layered wine that's fleshy and gourmand, with ripe acids and a generous core of fruit but displays a firmer chassis of powdery tannin than the Eponym this year. It was hit hard by hail, but Foillard has crafted a terrific wine all the same. 92+/100 William Kelley, Issue 244 End of August 2019, The Wine Advocate

Thankfully Jean Foillard doesn’t live in Burgundy. I say that because if he transported his vineyard holdings, metier and extraordinary talent to the Côte de Nuits then there is no chance that you would be reading about him in these pages. His wine would be as exclusive and expensive as Domaine Leroy or Georges Roumier.Jean Foillard is one of the great winemakers in France and, in his hands, wine is no ordinary thing.

Morgon from Foillard shows wonderfully fresh, pure aromas of cherries and blackberries combined with a haunting, otherworldly complexity that is distinctly Foillard. The word diaphanous is perfect to describe the aromas of his wines; you can almost smell through them. In the mouth, again there’s a wonderful transparency. Crunchy, fresh fruit is complemented by a satiny, silky structure and some delicate spice. A must try wine for wine lovers who have not yet discovered this treasure of ‘true’ Beaujolais.