Rich and full, this Fleurie is a shining example of how good Beaujolais can be! It ages gracefully and takes on the aromatic character of Pinot Noir.
Coudert's Fleurie, often better known as "that delicious wine with the Horse on the label", comes from the Clos de la Roilette, in the village of Fleurie The vineyard has an eastern exposure that borders the Moulin-à-Vent and is situated on one of the best slopes in the Beaujolais Crus. Father-son winemaking team, Fernand and Alain Coudert, say their particular terroir (mainly clay and manganese), and the age of their vines (25 to 33 years-old) account for the richness of their Fleurie.
Wow - what a wine for the price! Crushed raspberries, minerals, bright cherry; this has a lot going on. Complex, layered, and delicious - one of my top values from France year in and year out.