This marries old-school Cornas notes of dark bramble, charcoal, olive and bay leaf to more modern-styled and vivid flavors of blackberry, raspberry and boysenberry. Everything flows together seamlessly through the long, detailed finish. Best from 2017 through 2028. 1,350 cases made.
A complex and fragrant old-vine expression crafted by Voge, a domaine with a keen eye for purity in Cornas. This really captures the essence of dark-plum fruits and dark stones here, running long and deep, and it's characterized a lot of complexity. The tannins are definitely shaped for the long haul, and this should prove best from 2020 and even a decade after that.
Bottle in June, the 2013 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is a beautiful Cornas that exhibits textbook notes of black cherries, liquid violets, lots of crushed rock-like minerality and ample peppery herbs. Albéric commented on the difficulty in getting ripe tannins, but there's no tannin issues with this 2013, and it has medium-bodied depth and richness, integrated acidity and solid overall ripeness. Give it a 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles over the following decade or so.
Dark purplish crimson. Bit of oak on the nose. Lots of fruity concentration. Promising. Cold Earl Grey tea aromas but very hard work at the moment. Jancis Robinson