- 1998 Alain Voge Cornas – France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas (5/16/2009)
I think after tasting this bottle, I can conclude that the prior bottle was indeed slightly flawed. This bottle showed much better from the start. On night two, it started singing with the fruit having filled out. A soaring nose of olive tapenade and bacon fat with some good earthiness. On the palate the blackberry fruit comes through with some subtle black truffle and a heap of black olive, roasted meat and surprising minerality / crushed rocks. Finish is solid and overall, this is a slam dunk wine for fans of Rhone Syrah. And based on this showing, no pressing need to drink anytime soon.
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