Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines 2016
Type: Red Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Domaine Alain Voge
Country: France Region: Northern Rhone
Grapes Varieties: Syrah
Classification: Production: 580 cases
Alcohol: 14.5% abv Packing: Original Carton of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
WS97 Dark and winey, with a large core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit, infused liberally with sage, sweet tapenade, bay leaf, and violet notes. The long finish pulls everything together into a dense but defined beam. Best from 2022 through 2040. 580 cases made
RP95+ Looking much better than the sample I reviewed last year, the 2016 Cornas Vieilles Fontaines has come into its own. It's still cedary but also mammothly concentrated in blackberry and plum fruit, all underscored by notes of crushed granite. Full-bodied and muscular, it's elegant at the same time, with mouthwatering, juicy fruit and softly dusty tannins on the long finish.
AG95 Dark purple. Deep-pitched cassis, blueberry, candied licorice, and violet aromas are complicated by olive and licorice nuances. Broad and expansive on the palate, offering deeply concentrated black and blue fruit liqueur, spice cake and floral pastille flavors, and an incense-tinged flourish of smoky minerals. Becomes sweeter and more energetic with air and finishes extremely long and spicy, with slow-building tannins and lingering florality.