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2011 - Clos De La Roilette Fleurie Tardive
Sub Region Beaujolais Cru
library code: 70343
From the Critics:
- "As superb as the regular bottling of Clos de la Roilette is in 2011, the Cuvee Tardive is a notable step up in quality. This is not something that I always find to the be the case, as in some vintages the Cuvee Tardive is a more structured version that will certainly live longer, but is not always significantly above the beautiful regular bottling. But, in 2011 this is a very special wine indeed. The deep, primary and almost bottomless nose offers up a very pure and gorgeous blend of black cherries, plums, raw cocoa, beautiful, dark soil tones, a touch of lavender, woodsmoke and a fine topnote of fresh herbs. On the palate the wine is very pure and full-bodied, with a rock solid core of fruit, plenty of firm, ripe tannins, great focus and grip and a very, very long,
reserved and youthful finish. This will need several years in the cellar to blossom, but it is an extremely promising wine of great potential. At this early stage, it is hard to say if this will equal or surpass the great 2009 and 2005 versions, but it certainly belongs in the same company. 2016-2040." (10/12) -