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2011 Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Vignes
Type: Red
Producer: Alain Voge
Variety: Syrah
Designation: Les Vieilles Vignes
Vineyard: n/a
Country: France
Region: Rhône
Sub Region: Northern Rhône
Appellation: Cornas
Aromas of dark red and black fruits, smoke, brett, and spice. Blackberries and raspberries on the palate accented by spice, smoke and brett. The wine seems younger than it’s age, with tannins that are lightly prickly. Medium bodied with good acidity and length. The Cornas "Les Vieilles Vignes" comes from syrah vineyards, more than 30 years old, on decomposed granite slopes, also called "gore". There was no Les Vieilles Fontaines bottled in 2011, so that fruit went into this bottling, along with several other parcels. At 10 years of age, this 2011 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is drinking well, a lovely, mature, balanced wine. Hints of leather and dried cherries appear on the nose, while the medium-bodied palate is silky and fresh, with a long finish of black olives and cured meat.
price per bottle: $139.97
restaurant price: $420
sold per glass: $ 83

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