Alain Voge Cornas Les Veilles Vignes
Price: $82.59 excl. GST
- Tasting Notes
In almost every vintage, it’s worth the price difference to step up to Voge’s Vieilles Vignes bottling. Certainly, the 2016 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is another huge success, with hints of cracked pepper and briars accenting red plums and then picking up licorice on the long, softly dusty finish. Full-bodied, concentrated and supple, it’s approachable now yet looks sure to evolve gracefully for at least a decade.
– Joe Czerwinski, Robertparker.com, Score: 93
Deep bright-rimmed violet. Powerful, mineral-accented black currant, potpourri, olive paste and woodsmoke scents are sharpened by a peppery topnote. Displays impressive clarity and dark fruit thrust on the palate, offering smoke-tinged black and blue fruit and spicecake flavors and a suave suggestion of candied violet. The juicy, expansive finish is framed by velvety tannins and features a strong echo of floral pastilles.
– Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com, Score: 92-95
Impressive depth and detail with swirling, fragrant complexity of ripe blackberries and plenty of dark minerals. The oak is dialed-up, but the old-vine fruit is up to it. Concentrated, dense tannins, long, dark-fruit flavors and a bright future. From organically grown grapes. Try in 2022.
– James Suckling, Jamessuckling.com, Score: 94
This offers a mix of red and black cherry paste flavors, infused with a range of bay leaf, savory, tobacco, olive and chalk notes. Shows a grippy feel through the finish, with the chalky minerality driving through. Best from 2022 through 2038. 1,230 cases made.
– James Molesworth, Winespectator.com, Score: 95