Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Coudert 2007
The poetry of the nomenclature, allied to the beauty of the terrain, withdreamy views of the Alpes, have helped to built Fleurie's reputation asthe most aromatic and elegant of Beaujolais Cru wines. The granitic sub-soil ofthe famous 'Roilette' lieu-dit, allied to a whole-bunchfermentation for its Gamay grapes, are the building blocks that have enabled MMetrat fils (Bernard) to construct one of the best wines in the appellation.Benchmark Beaujolais, with ripe raspberry fruit, plenty of spice and pepper andan excellent almost saline grip at the back of the palate. Perfect with redmeats or lighter game. (Simon Field MW, BBR Buyer)
Editorial Reviews for Fleurie Clos de la Roilette Coudert
Fleurie always one of my favorite Crus, full of plush, deep fruit that takes a couple of years in the cellar to peak Dark and slightly resinous on the nose with bark and fruit tones in a masculine, cologne scented register that includes a touch of campfire and very lovely subtle vegetal tones and medicinal herbs. In the mouth this feels a touch closed at first but with mouthwatering acid and hints of bright red fruits and red currants with a nice iron edge. The youthful tannins are a touch stiff and pop on the finish with a touch of almond nuttiness that offers contrast to the nice dark fruit return with it's touch of fig and darker cherry fruit. A bigger style of wine but complete if a touch blocky at the moment. 89pts
Very smooth and supple with bright cherry aromas. The nose doesnt offer a whole lot, but the acidity and fruit keep the wine very playful and crisp. There's a vegetal almost sulfur / egg like character thats not unpleasant, and actually adds depth.
Standard beaujolais, floral. Some plums and luscious fruits. Not bad, but a little weak.