This brilliantly-priced Cornas is aged in 3-5 year old barriques, and is a charming, silky, delicious wine in 2017. The perfect introduction to the northern Rhône.
This year, I preferred the Champelrose (which sees less new oak) to the les Eygats. The 2017 Cornas Champelrose is herbal and complex, with suggestions of orange zest and licorice accenting plummy fruit. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, it's supple, dense and powerful, with a long finish.
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