Dark red, clear. Took a few hours to open up, and better on the second day. Bright, floral nose of red fruit and black tea. Medium acidity and tannin. Lots of earthy fruit flavors, a good sourness, and plush on the palate. Long finish. This is absolutely delicious and seems like it still has years ahead of it.
A delightful magnum at a restaurant served at proper cellar temp. Like other fine 2011 cru Beaujolais, this bottle needs a couple of years to unfold some complexity but is very nice to consume now. Less prominent black pepper mixed nicely with dried cherry, a very nice mellifluous mouth feel, strawberry and bright cherry and some earthy overtones. Does not need a decant.
Complex nose with red fruit, spices and fresh herbs, some smoke, poached peaches and tobacco. Juicy with a good grip on the palate. Dark red berries and spices, leaving a concentrated impression. Finely grained tannins and a long aftertaste. Packed with fresh acids. This wine rocks and has a bright future over the next couple of years.
Much better than a bottle consumed about 2 years ago. This opened up fairly well and displayed the Clos de la Roilette characteristics that I love. Drinking well now, but there seems to be enough balance and material to see this through some more time in the cellar.
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