I was visiting my chums at the Wine & Cheese Cask in Somerville, MA last week to pick up a number of wines from their most recent newsletter. One of the wines, the 2010 Clos de la Roilette Cuvée Tardive piqued my interest, largely because in the brief description, reference was made to the “2009 regular bottling” being both outstanding and, more importantly – still available. Sure, enough the 2009 regular bottling was in the store, so I picked some up to try. Needless to say, the wine is fantastic and at $19.99 per bottle, a respectable value. Yet another 2009 Beaujolais that is just stunning.

I enjoyed the wine so much, I will likely go back to give the 2010 bottle a try…

My tasting note:

Ripe nose with fresh cherry, lilac and wildflower hints. Medium-bodied with moderate acidity and smooth, supple tannin – good balance. Fruity palate with black cherry, plum and tar notes – lush. Moderate length – quaffable. Drinking well now and should hold for another 2 to 3 years in bottle.