2015 Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie Clos Vernay (750ml)

2015 Domaine Lafarge-Vial Fleurie Clos Vernay (750ml)

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2017, Issue #71, First Look At the 2016 Beaujolais Vintage, With Plenty Of Late- Released 2015s and Older Bottles 94 points

    (Fleurie “Clos Vernay”- Domaine Lafarge-Vial) The 2015 Clos Vernay from Chantal and Frédéric Lafarge is quite a bit more red fruity in personality than the Bel Air, wafting from the glass in a lovely blend of cherries, raspberries, pigeon, stony soil tones, a nice dollop of spices and a topnote of bonfire. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very much defined at the present time by its granitic soil tones, with ripe, chewy tannins and a long, vibrant finish. The Lafarges used fifteen percent whole clusters for the Clos Vernay this year and raised the wine entirely in older demi-muids that they bought from Aubert de Villaine. Lovely juice in the making, but this will need some time to blossom (Drink between 2020-2040)