thierry allemand, cornas, chaillot 2013
JEB DUNNUCK
93
VINOUS
94

2013 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.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
93

Jeb Dunnuck

A terrific Cornas from this cooler, more difficult vintage, the 2013 Cornas Chaillot offers about as classic expression of northern Rhône Syrah as I could imagine: blackberries, olives, smoked meats, searing black and white pepper, and spring flower notes all literally soar from the glass. Possessing medium-bodied richness, perfect balance, and a level of elegance rarely found from this appellation, it’s going to benefit from another few years of bottle age and keep for 15+.

VINOUS
94

Vinous

Deep ruby. Assertive, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of black and blue fruit, candied flowers and licorice, accented by slowly building smoky notes. Sappy, focused and pure, offering intense blackberry and boysenberry flavors that put on weight and become spicier with aeration. Shows outstanding vivacity and power on the penetrating finish, which features building tannins and an emphatic mineral quality.