A Vielles Vigne I Can Get Behind

Dark dirty brick with wide clear edges.  Nice chunk of brett, a little barnyard and oxidized fruit but nowhere near pruney.

This is one of the last in my cellar from a little buying spree I did in 2000 when Cornas was still a problem child, unapproachable and 20-25 dollars a bottle.  My how times have changed. Now every hipster-somm is touting their Cornas and you can’t touch one for less than $50.  There was a time where every publication listed Cornas as a dense, untouchable bottle requiring a minimum of 20 years to understand.

In the mouth, fruit faded hard to generous tobacco and wet leather.  Dry highnote tannins. With a little air, a very enjoyable wine.

1996 MICHEL PERRAUD Les Genets Cornas Rhone France 13.5

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