Long-Haul Beaujolais - Half-Bottle Edition:
2014 Roilette Fleurie Cuvee Tardive Half-Bottles

Posted by Joe Salamone

This parcel of half-bottles of Tardive was impossible to resist.

Tardive has long been one of our core Beaujolais and 2014 is clearly an important vintage for the wine.

The 2014s are vibrant, but they're also packed with concentration and structure. We haven't seen this combination in such balanced proportions in a long time.

Most of you know the deal with Tardive. Alain Coudert set out to make the anti-nouveau, a bottle to showcase just how complex, structured and ageworthy Beaujolais can be. He definitely proved his point - Tardives with 10 or 15 years of age can be shockingly good.

Young Tardive can show a pretty brutal structure. This is where half-bottles come in handy.

This is the first time I've had the opportunity to buy half-bottles of Tardive and I was all over it. Tardive is exactly the sort of wine that you should have a couple half-bottles kicking around of. The wine evolves faster in half-bottle, offering you a perfect opportunity to check-in on a wine without committing to a full bottle.

The 2014 Tardive flaunts the jam-packed complexity that the best Tardives offer: dark fruits (black cherries, mulberries, and plums), olives, licorice, smoke, mint, and an array of floral notes. There's also the wine's signature meatiness. In sum, there's an incredible spectrum and internal architecture.

Tardive's track record (and value) speaks for itself. I bought all the half-bottles available, but in reality it's not that much. Please give us your ideal order and we'll try our best.

To order, reply to offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2014 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvée Tardive Half-Bottles