alain voge, cornas, les chailles 2016
WINE SPECTATOR
95
JAMES SUCKLING
93

2016 alain voge, cornas, les chailles

Why We're Buying

Alain Voge Cornas Les Chailles provides an affordable gateway into investment-grade Rhône wines. The syrah captures the essence of Cornas and Saint-Péray, with the fertile soils contributing notes of black fruits, wild herbs, and peppered meats.

Critics Scores

WINE SPECTATOR
95

Wine Spectator

A bright, piercing style, with a beam of violet and iron racing forth, backed by bitter cherry and red currant coulis flavors. The finish is flecked with olive, chalk and savory details while staying very focused and pure.

JAMES SUCKLING
93

James Suckling

Dark-chocolate and stony, graphite-like, flinty aromas and a wealth of black fruit, as well as a redder thread of plums. The palate is very suave, sturdy and balanced with rich, ripe tannins that grip the dark-stone finish. From organically grown grapes.

JEB DUNNUCK
93

Jeb Dunnuck

Leading off the Cornas releases, the 2016 Cornas Les Chailles is a wine that always delivers pleasure. It offers an exotic bouquet of violets, black and blue fruits, gamey meats, incense, and bouquet garni. It's medium to full-bodied, rich, beautifully textured, and layered, with the charm to drink today and the balance and class to keep for a decade or more. It's a rich, powerful Cornas from 2016.

DECANTER
95

Decanter

This smells liked the baked slopes of Cornas; sun-warmed pine needles and dusty herbs, with a dab of tarry black fruit within. It has that raw, blood and iron Cornas character, backed by some slightly earthy, resinous scents. Full-bodied, it has a lovely freshness on the palate. It's mineral and tannic, bristling and writhing, with significant but not oversized savoury tannins on the finish. A good pick this year, especially as it will be good in its youth but also age well.

WINE ENTHUSIAST
94

Wine Enthusiast

Within Alain Voge’s spectacular lineup of wines, Les Chailles suggests a fresher, more youthful expression of Cornas, highlighting pristine, primary blackcurrant and cherry flavors. Whispers of leather and an intense granitic backdrop, however, confirm the producer’s trademark complexities. Enjoyed now, it’s vibrant and freshly fruited but should gain greater mineral and savory complexities through 2036. Citadel Trading