2016 Alain Voge 'Les Chailles' 1er Cru Cornas

$59.95
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40 year old vines, on more fertile soils, make this a Cornas that will show better on the early side. Jeb Dunnuck says this is “a wine that always delivers pleasure. It offers an exotic bouquet of violets, black and blue fruits, gamey meats, incense, and bouquet garni. It's medium to full-bodied, rich, beautifully textured, and layered, with the charm to drink today and the balance and class to keep for a decade or more. It's a rich, powerful Cornas from 2016.

Varietal:
Syrah
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
18
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100 % neutral
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Cornas
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Syrah
SKU #:
1WAVO16IR3LESCHAILLES
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Vinous

Deep lurid ruby. Blackberry, cola, smoky Indian spices and potpourri on the expansive nose. Vibrant black and blue fruit flavors are complicated by suggestions of candied violet, olive and cracked pepper. Finishes very long and appealingly sweet, featuring smooth tannins and lingering floral and spice character. I find this to be a pretty suave and pretty approachable rendition of Cornas.

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James Suckling

Dark-chocolate and stony, graphite-like, flinty aromas and a wealth of black fruit, as well as a redder thread of plums. The palate is very suave, sturdy and balanced with rich, ripe tannins that grip the dark-stone finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink in 2020.

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Jeb Dunnuck

Leading off the Cornas releases, the 2016 Cornas Les Chailles is a wine that always delivers pleasure. It offers an exotic bouquet of violets, black and blue fruits, gamey meats, incense, and bouquet garni. It's medium to full-bodied, rich, beautifully textured, and layered, with the charm to drink today and the balance and class to keep for a decade or more. It's a rich, powerful Cornas from 2016.