Cornas, Chaillot
Thierry Allemand

Cornas, Chaillot, 2016


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2016
12x75cl
DP
£3,704.46

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Broking
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2016
6x75cl
DP
£1,675.22


Thierry Allemand, Cornas, Chaillot, 2016

2015
2016

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13.5 %

Critics score


Score:
96

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
09/2019

Notes
Inky ruby. Intense blueberry, incense, exotic spice and mineral qualities on the expansive, seductively perfumed nose. Stains the palate with spice-laced black and blue fruit, spicecake, olive and violet pastille flavors that show real power and tension and no excess fat. The floral and mineral notes drive a strikingly long, pure finish given shape by smooth, steadily building tannins.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Thierry Allemand

Thierry Allemand

Thierry continues to make Cornas of majestic quality and is one of the few growers to shun the use of new oak barrels when raising his wines before bottling. Sadly many others have been badly advised – as Thierry so succinctly put it: “New oak doesn’t give anything to Cornas except faults.” Grapes are fermented as whole bunches, sulphur usage is as low as possible and the wines are aged in old oak barrels for 18-24 months depending on the vintage. His Cornas Chaillot is a blend of young vines and 20- to 40-year-old vines usually characterised by juicy blackberry and damson flavours with hints of pepper and chocolate. The Reynard is a cuvée made just from old vines that attacks the palate with its deep concentration of black olive, blackcurrant and intensely mineral, saline flavours. They both have the distinctive class and breed of great wines from a great grower.

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