Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Chailles 2014
This has a lively core of raspberry and bitter cherry coulis flavors, backed by energetic bramble and bay notes. A snap of dried anise and a fine chalky spine enlivens the finish further. Should unfurl with moderate cellaring.
The estate produced two Cornas cuvées in 2014, as well as a terrific St Joseph. Violets, blackberries, black raspberries, crushed rocks and peppery herbs all emerge from the gorgeously pure, balanced, medium-bodied 2014 Cornas les Chailles. It has solid depth of fruit, ripe, polished tannin and a great finish, and it's already hard to resist.