alain voge, cornas, les chailles 2017

alain voge, cornas, les chailles 2017
WINE SPECTATOR
94
JEB DUNNUCK
94

Critics' Scores

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    94
    Wine Spectator

    A bright and fresh style, leading off with floral and bay leaf elements, followed by brisk-edged cassis and damson plum fruit flavors. The racy, mineral-pierced finish shows good persistence. Best from 2022 through 2032

  • JEB DUNNUCK
    94
    Jeb Dunnuck

    As to the 2017s from bottle, the 2017 Cornas Les Chailles is brilliant, and readers should snatch it up. Rocking blueberries, blackberries, ground pepper, leafy herbs, violets, and graphite notes all flow to a textured, opulent Cornas that has sweet tannins, no hard edges, and flawless balance. It's brilliant bottle of wine that's going to knock it out of the park on the value scale. As with the 2018, it’s from a mix of terroirs, was destemmed, and brought up in used barrels

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    92
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    Coming largely from the more fertile soils at the bottom of the slope, Voge's 2017 Cornas les Chailles is a silky, approachable version of Cornas, with just a bit more depth and structure than the Saint-Joseph. Enchanting herbal-floral notes appear on the nose, while the palate offers hints of crushed stone and blueberry fruit. It's medium to full-bodied, finishing long and violet-laden.

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94
    Wine Enthusiast

    Spicy hits of anise, black pepper, earth and leather lend a seductive tone to velvety black-currant and plum flavors in this wine. Richly textured on the palate it’s exhilarating and fresh too, with ripe and mouthcoating tannins. The wine drinks well already but should improve further through 2037. Citadel Trading.

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