I haven't let up on my recent obsession with Cru Beaujolais, the most serious of the Gamay wines to come from France's Beaujolais region. As I mentioned before, it can have legitimate sense of place, complexity, and aging potential. My most recent find, a 2009 Cuvée Tardive (late blend) from Fleurie's Clos de la Roilette, is all those things and more.
I was so excited when I first read about this hard-to-find wine that I tracked down two bottles: one to drink today, and another to drink in five years. Right before my New Year's Eve bash, I cracked one open with close friends. The wine had a wonderful bouquet of cherry and spice, with just enough acidity and structure to show ageability. I couldn't get enough of its soft yet lingering finish. The next five years, I've decided, can't come soon enough!
What was the last wine that you bent over backward to seek out?