Foillard Beaujolais-Villages 2018

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An unsurpassed Beaujolais-Villages wine.

Producer/Winery: Jean Foillard; Villie Morgon, France.

Grape Variety: Gamay.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Beaujolais-Villages; Beaujolais; Burgundy, France.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $24.30 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Seared salmon with orange curry sauce, Parmesan pasta and peas.


    Opened one hour before drinking. Clear, ruby color with a slightly purple rim. Zesty cherry, a little damp earth, mushrooms being sautéed and fresh herb aromas. Smooth entry, very fresh and clean mouthfeel, light to medium body and a 150-grit texture. Juicy cherry, raspberry and tart cranberry flavors. Gobs of bright acidity, fine grained, well integrated tannins and a fantastic complex finish. Very nice Beaujolais, fresh fruit tastes and an extraordinary finish mixed with flavors and ripe tannins. Not your ordinary Beaujolais with its unusually flavorful fruit tastes riding on a soft blanket of delicious tannins. And at this price point it’s a screaming bargain. We especially liked the fantastic balance, the acidity was not over the top and the tannins were so well integrated it just all came together perfectly. We called it an unsurpassed Beaujolais-Villages wine.

    Note: We’ve had other Jean Follard Beaujolais and they have all been OUTSTANDNG. As we find producers that always have noteworthy wines we make note of it. As a result recommends if you find Jean Follard Beaujolais buy them…you probably can’t go wrong and will be delighted that they are such a good value.

Jean Foillard in his vineyard
Photo from Kermit Lynch.

See our reviews of other Jean Foillard wines.

Alcohol Content: 12.5%

Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm synthic cork.

UPC Code: 7 61503 23001 0

Imported by: Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant; Berkeley, California.