Top Beaujolais Cru: Clos De La Roilette Fleurie delivers again

I could only repeat what I said about the 2017: the Clos de la Roilette is a benchmark for Beaujolais Cru. This 2020 is a rockstar.

I’m often skeptical when I see Beaujolais Crus rated as high as some 1er Burgundy or Barolo (if not the top tier, of course), but this one delivers complexity and enjoyment on that level. Semi-carbonic maceration gives this a cheerful character, with that typical flowery, hibiscus edge and a juicy, bright nature, but it’s also very serious, dark fruited (think black cherries, blackberries) and structured. I could compare the drinking experience to drinking Barolo, I was amazed by every glass. A great wine.

Wine name: Clos de la Roilette Fleurie 2020
Rating: outstanding red wine, 92 points (in its class: 10/10, i.e. perfect for what it is). 
Price: around € 17.
Stockists: 8wines, Les Passionnes du Vin, Beaujoloire etc, available throughout Europe.
Great value: yes, buy, buy!
Tasted: October, 2021.
Drinking window: open it now, it’s so nice in its youth. Buy more and drink them during the next 5-8 years.
Source: own purchase.

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