So, based on how much I enjoyed the 2009 non-cuvee bottling from Clos de la Roilette, I went back and actually bought some of the 2010 Cuvée Tardive. Wow, what a lovely wine and with quite a bit of aging potential to boot. The wine is definitely worth the $5.00 up-charge to $24.99 per bottle.
My tasting note:
Perfumed nose with floral, fresh cherry and mineral hints – Lovely. Medium-bodied with moderate acidity and firm, dry tannin – good balance. Tight with a dark fruit core – chewy with black cherry, tar and rose attar notes – dense. Long finish – closed with some spice on the aftertaste. Needs time, perhaps another 5 to 7 years before it even begins to open up.