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Maison Nicolas Perrin Cornas Rouge - 2009

AOC Cornas

     

Avis

A very fresh, pure style, with a strong violet leading note leading the way for almost brisk blackberry, black currant and black cherry fruit, pushed by sweet tobacco and tapenade notes on the sleek finish. Drink now through 2012.

Inky purple. Pungent dark fruit and floral aromas are complemented by smoke, olive and black pepper nuances. Lush and creamy in texture, offering sweet cassis and blueberry flavors, along with candied violet and licorice notes. Fine-grained tannins add shape to the long, penetrating finish. The 2008 version of this wine, which I drank in November, is open-knit, spicy and delicious right now, by the way.

More rustic, earthy and animalistic is the 2009 Cornas, which possesses blacker fruits as well as additional notes of new saddle leather, roasted meats, bouquet garni and moderately robust tannins in the finish.