2016 Alain Voge 'Les Vieilles Fontaines' 1er Cru Cornas 1.5L

$300.00
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
JD98

This special site, planted in the 1920s, produced the first 100-point Cornas in The Wine Advocate in 2010. It is pure Syrah POWER,“the flagship of the estate... a powerful, concentrated, incredibly textured style as well as lifted notes of cassis and blueberry fruits, ground pepper, violets, and graphite, with subtle background new oak in the background. It's full-bodied, rich, and sexy, with tons of glycerin and fat, yet still manages to hold onto its classic Cornas character...rich, incredibly powerful Cornas from 2016 that checks in near the top of the vintage.” – Jeb Dunnuck LIMITED! Only 6 bottles...

Varietal:
Syrah
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
24 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 20% new
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Cornas
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Syrah
SKU #:
1037933
JD98

Jeb Dunnuck

The inky colored 2016 Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines is the flagship of the estate and comes from the La Fontaine lieu-dit. It sees a longer maceration and between 15-20% new barrels. It offers a powerful, concentrated, incredibly textured style as well as lifted notes of cassis and blueberry fruits, ground pepper, violets, and graphite, with subtle background new oak in the background. It's full-bodied, rich, and sexy, with tons of glycerin and fat, yet still manages to hold onto its classic Cornas character. As always, this cuvée shines for its richness and depth, yet has fabulous purity as well. Only made in top vintages (it was previously made in 2009, 2010, 2012, and 2015), it needs 2-4 years of bottle age but will keep for upward of two decades. It's another rich, incredibly powerful Cornas from 2016 that checks in near the top of the vintage