2015 Alain Voge Cornas Les Vielles Vignes
$ 77.99 $ 79.99

Oh my. Even in such a youthful state, there is so much exoticism it's freakin ridiculous. The white pepper is so quaint yet so primordial and exotic, I almost want to become white pepper for Halloween -- #not literally. The ferociousness of this pepper is understated on the palate where there is gorgeous interplay between dried fruits, scorched earth, spitfire roasted bacon and some decaying forest elk. So much ferociousness I almost don't want to quote RP, but whatever...

 

95 Points RP: "Rich, deep and layered, the 2015 Cornas Vieilles Vignes has it all. Big fruit allied to spicy complexity? Check. Ample tannins that are fully ripe? Check. A finish that extends for days? Check. Oh, you want details? Hints of brown sugar, savory spices and roast meat accent black berry and plum fruit, and while the mid-palate is dense and tannic, those tannins actually turn more supple and approachable on the lingering finish."