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Maison Les Alexandrins Cornas - 2016

AOC Cornas

     

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Crushed stone, red currants and raspberries mark the nose of the 2016 Cornas Maison les Alexandrins, which comes primarily from the lieu-dit of les Eygats, at about 250 meters above sea level. It’s medium to full-bodied, with well-managed tannins that support the pristine red fruit without intruding, turning softly dusty on the long finish. This seems ideal for drinking over the next 3-4 years.

Opaque ruby. Dark berries, licorice and olive aromas pick up a sexy floral quality with air. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering spice-tinged bitter cherry, cassis and licorice flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. The floral nuance reappears on a long, smoky finish, where chewy tannins provide shape and closing grip.