Long-Haul Beaujolais
2015 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvée Tardive

Posted by Joe Salamone

For Beaujolais fans, Roilette's Cuvée Tardive occupies a very special place.

There are few bottles of Beaujolais that have the track record for aging, can deliver the incredible value and are as loved as Tardive.

The 2015 is a seriously structured and intense edition of the wine. There's no doubt that this is a Beaujolais for the long-haul. It not only has power and grip, but also a driving acidity.

Roilette's 2015 Tardive provides an extreme summary of the vintage. The short version is that 2015 is riper than the 2014s and fresher than the 2009s. The 2015s display muscle and concentration with a bright, invigorating backbone. The 2015 packs an enormous amount of complexity with a shocking degree of verve.

By now, most of you know the story: 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.

Roilette's Tardive's is sourced from two parcels of eighty-year-old vines perched directly on the border of Fleurie and Moulin-à-Vent, which produces Beaujolais' deepest, most complex and ageworthy wines. Alain Coudert is eager to point out that the division between Fleurie and Moulin-à-Vent begins at the tree line, but the soils are exactly the same.

Tardive has a tendency to shine in ripe vintages. We have high hopes that the 2015 will be spoken about for years to come, showing the wild complexity that the wine achieves with some time in the cellar. We created special 4-pack pricing to encourage you to watch this evolution. When you factor in the ageability of Roilette's Tardive, there is no denying the amazing value here.

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Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2015 Clos de la Roilette Fleurie Cuvée Tardive