"The 2015 Château de Fleurie is a ripe example of this bottling, coming in at 13.5 percent octane, but the wine is nicely balanced and likely to be quite long-lived for Fleurie. The bouquet offers up a sappy blend of black cherries, blueberries, violets, dark soil tones, chocolate and a nice touch of roasted meats. On the palate the wine is deep, full and quite broad-shouldered for Fleurie, with a rock solid core, firm, ripe tannins and very good length and grip on the still quite youthful finish. This is a Fleurie that is structured like a young Morgon and really deserves a bit of bottle age to allow the wine to soften up. A classic and quite successful 2015. 2020-2040+."
View from the Cellar
, Fall 2017