Alain Voge Cornas Les Chailles 2010
The opaque purple-colored 2010 Cornas Les Chailles offers up scents of smoked game and charcoal, a full-bodied mouthfeel, supple tannins and pedal-to-the metal richness and density. Already drinkable, it has at least 15 years of aging potential.
A gorgeous, modern expression, offering ganache, pastis and fruitcake notes out front before dark fig, currant and crushed blackberry fruit fills in quickly behind. Shows lots of drive, with a graphite spine grounding the finish, letting bay leaf and sweet tapenade hints flicker in to keep this grounded in its terroir. Best from 2015 through 2030. 266 cases made.
Inky ruby. Blackberry, cherry-cola and violet on the highly perfumed nose. Sappy and concentrated but lively as well, offering intense dark berry flavors that are given spine and lift by juicy acidity. Finishes on a gently chewy note, with excellent clarity and slow-building tannins.
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At the time, it was an audacious decision: despite their history, the Cornas and Saint Peray appellations were forgotten sleeping beauties. Very quickly, he extended the vineyards in places which had remained uncultivated over the last... View More