Domaine de Roche-Guillon Fleurie French Red
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@emribecky finds the magical “one hour later” was just the ticket for this Lab Rat Report The spice of the Gamay was met with juicy sour cherries and a bit of rich blueberry...
2020 Domaine de Roche-Guillon Fleurie Bruno Copéret Vigneron Red
91 Points, James Suckling
Growing Methods and Winemaking
$420.00/Case for 12x 2020 Domaine de Roche Guillon Fleurie French Red at Obvious Wines
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2020 Domaine de Roche-Guillon Fleurie French Red
3 bottles for $59.99 $20/bottle + $2.67/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $169.99 $14.17/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
A 15% abv Beaujolais?!
@klezman Was thinking the same….
@klezman same here. What?!
Really happy with all of the Obvious stuff I’ve bought so far, looking forward to the reviews on this…
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2020 Domaine de Roche-Guillon Fleurie French Red - $70 = 29.16%
2020 Domaine Roche-Guillon Fleurie
I was really excited to Rat for this wine, as I know we don’t see a whole lot of “old world” offerings here on Casemates, especially the lesser known varietals like this lovely Fleurie. After giving the bottle a day to stabilize in the cellar, we decided to pair the bright and vibrant Beaujolais with a cheeseboard of soft and semi-soft delights from our beloved state of Wisconsin. The pairing was spot on and super enjoyable.
Upon PnP, the wine showed a lovely rich ruby color in the glass; very inviting and beautiful. Long gradients of color towards the edge of the glass, and strong legs that indicate a hefty ABV. Overall a very pretty wine, which sounds strange but is my best description
Not much initial aroma, wafty and thin again from the alcohol, but there was a bit of pepper and cardamom and muted red fruit. The aroma intensified over the next hour or so.
On the palette, the initial taste was still muted and certainly needed to breathe for an hour or so. The predominant notes were a spicy black pepper and just a tight wine that needed to relax, much like a ball of pasta dough that had just been rolled. There were faint sour cherry notes and some blackberries in there somewhere. Tannins were soft yet supportive right out of the bottle, and that never changed; right up my alley as the tannins were never distracting in any way and very well structured.
The magical “one hour later” was just the ticket. The spice of the Gamay was met with juicy sour cherries and a bit of rich blueberry, all with a a light top note of dried French Thyme. It was a really lovely wine that paired so well with our smooth and creamy cheese board, though I can’t think of many other food pairings that wouldn’t go well with it. I think this wine definitely has the backbone to age for another 5+ years
Thank you Alice!
@emribecky palate, not palette
@ddeuddeg @emribecky not again!
@ddeuddeg @emribecky no pallets allowed!
@ddeuddeg @emribecky @ttboy23
unless they are cases of wine
@ddeuddeg @emribecky @rjquillin @ttboy23
@ddeuddeg @emribecky @rjquillin @ttboy23 You’ve got a few of those scattered about the country
@ddeuddeg @emribecky @rjquillin @ttboy23 Maybe some easy, everyday shippers?
Apologies for the delay, twins are now 15 months and are still a handful in the morning.
Look: Intense purple ink in the glass, with long legs
Nose: Pomegranate, cherry pit, violet, vanilla oak, unripe blackberry, and some slate
Taste: Dark berry juice and tart. Enough acidity to clear palate. Integrated tannins. Vanilla + oak + juice…
Overall: No flaws detected but lacking complexity. Could be an okay week day wine at ~$13 (guess) but would prefer something with a little more je ne sais quoi.
Thanks for the opportunity to Rat!
@KingKoopa Still a handful in the morning? Just wait until stupidly early school start times! (Ours is 8am here…it’s a daily disaster.)
Oh…and thanks for the report
No offense meant, but who DOESN’T James Suckling give a 91 to?
I have always enjoyed wines from Fleurie. So I’m in.