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Professional Ratings: 94 International Wine Cellar, 93 Wine Spectator
Region: Cornas, Rhone, France
Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines
Style: Big & Bold
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Item no. 108825
The color of the wine is deep purplish black, with an aroma that is powerful, rich and complex, with aromas of back fruit and hints of chocolate and licorice.
On the palate the wine is harmonious and elegant; exhibits outstanding concentration and a long, lingering finish. Enjoyable in youth, it has the potential to mature and evolve for two decades.
Pairs perfectly with beef, game, truffles and mushroom-based dishes.
Glass-staining, youthful purple. Exotically perfumed aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with smoky mineral and floral oil qualities adding interest. Weighty yet precise, with vivid dark berry compote and violet pastille flavors and a suave undercurrent of tangy minerals. Finishes impressively pure, with the cassis note echoing. I searched for tannins but they seem to be completely absorbed by the lush fruit.
Very concentrated, with black currant, fig and açaí berry flavors carried by bright, racy iron and chalk notes. The long, intense finish lets violet and lavender notes streak through. Best from 2011 through 2018.