Inky ruby. Powerful aromas of blackberry liqueur, succulent flowers and smoky minerals slowly take on a hint of smoky bacon with air. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering ripe, spice-laced dark berry and floral pastille flavors and a touch of fruitcake. Closes on a sweet floral pastille note, with impressive energy, supple tannins and an echo of bitter cherry pit.
Robert Parker 92
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.
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030