Tom Cannavan has voted Jean Foillard's Morgon Côte du Py 2011 as his best budget red for 2014
A popular Bancroft favourite, and indeed my choice of tipple with my Christmas turkey this year, this Morgon never ceases to impress. Deliciously rich and velvety, the wine caresses the palate with its opulence - a must have red in any cellar!
"OK, the cheapest single bottle price I can see is a shade over £20, but
there are various retailers selling by the 6 or 12 bottles which shade
it just below.
It is a stunning wine from a great vintage and one of the world's great
wine estates: redolent of meat, game and earth, but not nearly as brutal
as that sounds: this has abundant charm and
beautiful fruit too, a wonderfully nuanced palate riven with tight,
mineral, briary Gamay concentration and lovely balance. A superb wine
for drinking now or cellaring for a decade. 94/100. " Tom Cannavan, wine-pages.com