First TG btl but not a fan - super acidic, can even tell on the nose, totally overwhelms the fruit and then a bitter finish. Not sure if villages but nowhere near the Morgons I love — 13 days ago
Popped and poured; no formal notes. As an American who loves to drink Beaujolais, I have had a lot of experience drinking the wines of Clos de la Roilette yet this expression has eluded me. Similar to the 3.14 from Foillard, this wine is an amped up version of their “Cuvée Tardive”. In fact, the fruit for “La Griffe du Marquis” comes from the same source as “Cuvée Tardive” but it’s a selection of the very oldest vines, some around 90 years of age. Uniquely, “La Griffe du Marquis” does see some time in used barrique. This was quite tasty and while the warmth of the 2015 vintage is obvious but I get the sense there is enough structure to see this age well. Drink now and over the next 15+ years. — 4 months ago
Thanksgiving accompaniment & interesting taste after trying the Tardive several weeks ago. Really was two different wines, & have to say I think this needed larger stemware to really showcase. That said, this is coiled & taut, a big Beaujolais with creosote & eucalyptus notes that I did not find in the Tardive. Black fruits & a near black red color. Plenty of stuffing for several years I imagine. The more I drink Roilette the more I feel it’s almost not fair to compare it to other Beaujolais. It tastes like it’s own style and a separate, distinct class of wine. ￼￼A second bottle awaits, along w bigger stemware & perhaps a decant. — 4 years ago
Gamay all Day. — 2 years ago
N: Caught between Burg and CDP.
Pepper, garrigue, souis bois, black and red, animalistic in the best way. it smells tarry, spice, dark fruits. ( so far, it’s giving the last Clos de Roilette a run for it’s money)
P: light textured and deep, ( ha) tarry, plums, liquorice, chalky blackness.
— 2 years ago
The Tardive really is an uptick in depth though this is such kick ass Beaujolais I’ve always felt it deserves its own category (Kick A- Beaujo). Black cherries, but seriously black, oodles of fruit but it’s the minerality & acid that sets it apart, along w the depth. Medium bodied, taut( not tight somehow). Ribena with cracked black pepper nose. Blind tasting w friends but guessed to be every region but Beaujo. If I remember the history right, this is more of a Moulin Vent property, so makes some sense it has such gravitas- which is what it is, a joyous wine with gravitas. Dressner importer. Oh, and it’s ok to try now, it’s not infanticide. 25$ on sale- that’s just stupid. — 4 years ago