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2010 Domaine Alain Voge - Cornas Cuvee Vieilles Vignes

Wine Spectator 93
Wine Advocate 99
Steven Tanzer 93
Varietal Syrah
Category Reds
Region France, Rhone Valley
Producer Domaine Alain Voge

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2010 Domaine Alain Voge - Cornas Cuvee Vieilles Vignes



Wine Spectator  

This has woodsy edges, with tobacco, bay leaf and ganache notes studding the core of mulled plum, fig and blackberry fruit, followed by a lingering juniper note on the finish. A touch old-school, with a chalky feel extending the pure finish. Best from 2014 through 2026. 1,000 cases made. James Molesworth

Wine Advocate  

The 2010 Cornas Vieilles Vignes has off-the-charts richness as well as an extraordinarily precise nose of blackberry and blueberry jam intermixed with cassis, charcoal, lead pencil shavings, pen ink and acacia flowers. A wine of exceptional intensity with a multidimensional mouthfeel and a 55-second finish, this quintessential Cornas should drink well for 20-30 years. 

One of the superstars of Cornas is Domaine Alain Voge. In the top vintages, three cuvees are made, but in most years only two are produced, Vieilles Vignes and Les Chailles, from Voge’s 15 plus acres of Syrah planted on the decomposed granite slopes of Cornas. He also produces small quantities of St.-Joseph and as many as four cuvees of white wine from St.-Peray, including a sparkling white. The family has 10 acres of vines in this appellation, planted with 95% Marsanne and 5% Roussanne. Voge is also a leader in producing serious white wines from the up-and-coming micro-appellation of St.-Peray. I did not taste the sparkling white Voge and his brilliant assistant, Albert Mazoyer produce, but readers seeking a top white wine need look no further than Voge’s Fleur de Crussol. The real glories at Voge are his extraordinary offerings from Cornas. The three 2010 Cornas represent the pinnacle of Voge’s winemaking. They are the finest wines I have yet tasted from this estate (and I’ve been tasting their wines since the late seventies). Robert Parker

International Wine Cellar  

Inky ruby.  Cassis, cherry compote and cola on the pungent, highly aromatic nose and in the mouth.  Lush and expansive, offering palate-staining dark berry and bitter cherry flavors that gain sweetness with air.  Supple tannins make a late appearance and meld smoothly into this wine's densely packed dark fruit.  Shows surprising vivacity for a wine of such richness. Josh Raynolds

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