2014 Domaine Alain Voge 'Les Chailles' Cornas
Winemaker Notes: Syrah vines aged forty years. At the foot of granite slopes in Cornas, with soils more fertile here than in higher areas, bestowing the vine with vitality and producing slightly higher yields. Proximity to the limestone mountain range named Arlettes to the north explains the presence of siliceous concretions specific to the Trias area, called chailles.
James Suckling - "Impressive ripeness and depth here in combination with contained complexity and plenty of detail on the nose and palate. Aromas of ripe dark plums and spiced chocolate. The palate has an expansive build and is really pure and superbly balanced. Approachable now, but best from 2020+."
Wine Spectator - "This has a lively core of raspberry and bitter cherry coulis flavors, backed by energetic bramble and bay notes. A snap of dried anise and a fine chalky spine enlivens the finish further. Should unfurl with moderate cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2025."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The estate produced two Cornas cuvées in 2014, as well as a terrific St Joseph. Violets, blackberries, black raspberries, crushed rocks and peppery herbs all emerge from the gorgeously pure, balanced, medium-bodied 2014 Cornas les Chailles. It has solid depth of fruit, ripe, polished tannin and a great finish, and it's already hard to resist."
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