2006 thierry allemand, cornas, chaillot
Why We're Buying
Cornas Chaillot highlights the ambitious and unmatched winemaking of Thiérry Allemand. The rich terroir shines through with astonishing quality and texture. Wines like Cornas Chaillot are why he’s mentioned in the same breath as local legends like Noël Verset and Joseph Michel.
Bright ruby. Energetic redcurrant and strawberry aromas are complicated by cured meat, Asian spices and minerals. There's a Pinot-like delicacy and precision to this wine that's really intriguing. Clean and brisk, with sweet red fruit flavors and a seductive floral pastille quality. Finishes with impressive cut and persistence, leaving minerals and tangy berry skin notes behind. (JR)
This is saturated with silky-textured cassis, blackberry and plum fruit, while additional notes of lavender, iron and sweet tapenade fill in the background. Powerful, but fresh and superlong. A great, pure rendering of terroir. (JM)