Beaujolais Cru greatness: Clos de la Roilette 2017, Fleurie

The benchmark of Beaujolais Cru – for me at least. Not a wine trying to be top Burgundy or whatever it isn’t, but it’s a complete wine. A beauty.

A showcase of what’s great in Bojo Cru: it’s a cheerful, easy drinking wine and a structured, proper red at the same time. Has that distinguished character of the region, too. A charming nose of ripe black cherries, with a twist of hibiscus and rose petal notes. Compact on the palate, starts like a light wine, but builds into a grippy finish with firm, but not harsh tannins. It’s a bit like combining a savoury Burgundy with a hearty Cotes du Rhone. A favorite of mine,  I simply love it.

Rating: in its class: 10/10, a complete wine. In the 100 point scale: 89 points.
Price: Around 12.5 Euros.
Value: Great. Buy, buy, buy!
Tasted: September, 2019.
Source: I bought it from Les Passionnes du Vin.
Drinking window: ready, but can be kept for a few years.

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