A focused, chalk-edged style, with piercing savory and olive notes out front, backed by red currant and bitter cherry flavors. The racy, mouthwatering finish allows the chalky spine to stretch out. Will be a winner when the fruit fills out fully. Best from 2017 through 2027. 830 cases made.
The 2013 Cornas les Chailles is the estate’s entry level wine that comes all from the Les Chailles lieu-dit, which is located in the northern part of the appellation. This 2013 offers outstanding notes of black and blue fruits, pretty wild herbs, violets and plenty of minerality. Medium to full-bodied, pure, and with fine tannin, it doesn’t have a huge back-end level of depth or concentration, but it’s a beautiful wine that will have a decade of drinkability.
Very bright crimson. Solid, dense, very meaty nose. With some luscious (for Cornas) fruit on the front palate. Sandy finish. Slight lack of fruit. Jancis Robinso