Clos De La Roilette

Clos De La Roilette

Fleurie Gamay 2019

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

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Clos De La Roilette

Clos de la Roilette Griffe du Marquis Fleurie Gamay 2015

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

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Peter Sultan

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Interesting as I found it less demonstrative & more closed than the Tardive (one of my favorites)when I last drank side by side
Jay Kline

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@Peter Sultan I would imagine the oak has something to do with it

Clos De La Roilette

Beaujolais Gamay

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

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Severn Goodwin

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Agreed on your distinction, they are different.

Clos De La Roilette

Cuvée Tardive Fleurie Gamay 2011

Tasting brilliant today! — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Love this! 2011 was the second year I started only buying in mag 🤪
Erik Longabardi

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@Severn Goodwin Don’t have any magnums but bought a bunch at auction

Clos De La Roilette

Brouilly Gamay

Gamay all Day. — 2 years ago

Domaine Chignard

Beauvernay Juliénas Gamay 2018

Maybe the best producer left for under $25 Beaujolais, other than Clos de la Roilette — 3 years ago

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Clos De La Roilette

Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Gamay 2020

aromas of raspberry pastille, damson plum and rose oil

plum sauce, boysenberry, fig, blackberry and morello cherry flavors combine with grilled herbs and a mineral finish
— 2 months ago

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Clos De La Roilette

Cuvee Christie Fleurie Gamay 2021


Reminds me of fresh picked red cherries from northern Michigan. — 3 months ago

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Château des Bachelards

Comtesse de Vazeilles Le CLos Fleurie Gamay 2018

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.
Amazing Fleurie!
thanks @firstbottlewines
— 2 years ago

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Clos De La Roilette

Vendange Tardive Fleurie Gamay 2018

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

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Love this producer. Alain's wines will definitely benefit with time 😂