2016 Lafarge-Vial Fleurie Clos Vernay

2016 Lafarge-Vial Fleurie Clos Vernay

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By John Gilman
Jan/Feb 2018, Issue #73, More From the Superb 2016 Beaujolais Vintage 92+ points

(Fleurie “Clos Vernay”- Domaine Lafarge-Vial) In the 2016 vintage, the Lafarges’ Bel Air bottling in Fleurie was fully wiped out from hail, but both the other Fleurie lieux à dits farmed by the family were not hailed upon. The 2016 Clos Vernay is a very fine and quite black fruity young wine, wafting from the glass in a complex blend of dark berries, woodsmoke, gamebird, a superb base of quite stony soil tones and a fine touch of upper register spices. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, long and beautifully focused, with a good core, lovely length and grip and just a touch of backend tannin perking up the finish. A fine bottle of Fleurie that will age very, very well. (Drink between 2018-2035)