WTN: Beaujolais trumps Burgundy (Foillard, Potel)

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WTN: Beaujolais trumps Burgundy (Foillard, Potel)

Postby David M. Bueker » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:56 pm

1999 Nicolas Potel Volnay 1er Cru Pitures - France, Burgundy, Côte de Beaune, Volnay 1er Cru (8/8/2013)
Flat, fruitless and boring. There was nothing here to grab onto. No sense in drinking more than about half a glass. An hour+ of air did no good.

2011 Jean Foillard Morgon Cuvée Corcelette - France, Burgundy, Beaujolais, Morgon (8/8/2013)
Bright (!!), fresh fruit and a deep earthiness. It's more than a little tight, but there's plenty of depth, so it encourages patience. Very nice if not the most open Gamay.
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Re: WTN: Beaujolais trumps Burgundy (Foillard, Potel)

Postby Rahsaan » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:31 am

I've had that same comparative trumping happen many times. But, I think one of the keys to enjoying red Burgundy is not thinking about what other pleasures could have been obtained for the same money!
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Re: WTN: Beaujolais trumps Burgundy (Foillard, Potel)

Postby Dale Williams » Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:26 pm

Foillard trumping almost anything doesn't surprise me. :)
I really like some Potel wines, others less, but all seem to definitely have grumpy periods as well.
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