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2005 Fleurie, Clos de la Roilette


Continuing the discussion from NEW #TWSTaste: How does Beaujolais age? on 25th April 2019:

I mentioned I’d found a bottle of Clos de la Roilette, Fleurie 2005 in my wine rack. Its been there since purchase and just always seems to be passed over in favour of something else. usually a Rhone or proper burgundy. So by accident I’ve aged it.

Last night I opened it. It was lovely and charming. Not at all beaujolais…y, no bananas in sight. The fruit is mature,iron and mineral. The palette slightly thin but good length. It certainly is very drinkable and not over the hill. I suspect it would be very different in its youth, but it shows that beaujolais can age well.


Thanks for this - v interesting and good to know!