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Maison Les Alexandrins Cornas - 2016

AOC Cornas


     

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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.

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.