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About Clos de la Roilette
Clos de la Roilette bottles Gamay from 12 hectares of Fleurie's best parcels as well as a hectare in Brouilly. Since 1984, Alain Coudert has been the winemaker here, producing some of the most concentrated and weighty wines of Fleurie.
93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November 2009
($29) Ruby-red. Spicy black raspberry, blueberry, Asian spices and faded rose on the captivating nose. Rich, broad and sweet, but kept fresh and focused by zesty minerality, which adds urgency to the deep dark berry flavors. The sweet finish features a chewy impression of extract, suave minerality and vibrant length. This is already very alluring but I'd stash mine away for at least another five years. Coudert also showed me the regular bottling of his 2001 and 1996 Fleuries. The 2001 is a study in elegance, with spicy red fruit character and admirable freshness. The 1996 is deep, powerful and eerily Rhone-like in its expression of dense dark fruits, smoke and black olive. It is evolving at a snail's pace, at least in the Coudert cellar. (Louis/Dressner Selections, New York, NY)