Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fleurie "Clos de la Roilette," Coudert 2009

As if I don't have enough of a backlog already, ranging from producer visits in Piedmont all the way back in May through to yet to be covered trade tastings in New York last week, I'm headed back into the fray today. Back to New York, for the last handful of the September onslaught of portfolio presentations. (If it's quiet here for a couple of days, you'll know why.) Something tells me the following wine is likely to make an appearance; if not, it'll be missed.

Fleurie “Clos de la Roilette,” Coudert Père et Fils 2009
$20. 13% alcohol. Cork. Importer: Louis/Dressner, New York, NY.
Enjoyed with grilled sausages and salad on Sunday, again with pizza — the "omnivore" from my local parlor — last night. Coudert's 2009 "Clos de la Roilette" is drinking beautifully on point. Fresh, bright and finely detailed red fruits — like wild strawberries, firm little raspberries and ever so slightly tart red cherries — combine with lively acidity and gentle but balancing tannins to deliver a truly fine expression of Fleurie from this estate and this vintage. Quite the trifecta. This should develop gracefully over the next several years but it's drinking so well right now that I may not manage to save any.


TWG said...

Hope you taste the 2009 Vissoux

TWG said...

Coudert mostly sold out now, especially the tardive. Gilman gave it a 96 and poof gone,

David McDuff said...

Hey Tom,

Crazy... and I see you're not kidding. CSW has a few magnums left, though. Hmm....

As for Vissoux, I did make it to the Weygandt-Metzler tasting (last week) but did not taste Chermette's wines as time was limited; I know them quite well and wanted to focus more on Burgundy and some of the new producers in their camp.

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