Opaque ruby. Heady, smoke- and spice-accented aromas of dark berries, potpourri and minerals. Sappy, penetrating and pure, offering expansive black raspberry and boysenberry flavors that are lifted and sharpened by juicy acidity. Shows superb clarity and power on the finish, which is firmed by fine-grained, harmonious tannins. The balance here is remarkable.
Robert Parker 95
The 2010 Cornas Chaillot has fabulous richness and depth, with seamless integration of its fruit, tannin and acidity. Exhibiting deep, rich notes of liquid blackberry, plum, black pepper, smoked duck and soy, this full-bodied, gorgeously pure Cornas has a supple, layered texture, bright acidity and a big finish. Relatively approachable given the texture and fruit, yet showing the vintage’s purity and focus, this knockout effort will drink well for upwards of two decades.