Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines 2019 750ml - Liquors Inc.
Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines 2019 750ml
SKU: 42657

Domaine Alain Voge Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines 2019

  • jd97-99
  • wa95-98
  • v96
  • ws95


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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Cornas
Brand Domaine Alain Voge
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd97-99

Lastly, the flagship 2019 Cornas Les Vieilles Fontaines is a tiny selection from a single parcel of old vines that's still resting in barrel (about 15-20% new). It brings more opulence and decadence in both its aromas and flavors, offering a monster array of mulled black fruits, smoked game, licorice, ground pepper, leather, and bouquet garni. Young and primordial, this full-bodied, concentrated, blockbuster styled Cornas has building tannins, a round, expansive mid-palate, and one incredible finish. It's going to take a decade or so to shed its considerable baby fat, but it's a heavenly wine in the making. Note, this cuvée was first produced in 1988 and is only made in exceptional years. It comes from a single parcel of granite soils and 80-year-old vines and is named after a spring (or fountain) located on the property. It is 70% destemmed and always sees a touch of new oak.

February 16, 2022
Wine Advocate
  • wa95-98

Salted licorice and crème de cassis mark the nose of the 2019 Cornas Vieilles Fontaines, another clear step up in the hierarchy of bottlings at Alain Voge. Produced from 80-year-old vines situated near a spring, which virtually prevents the vines from shutting down even during hot, dry years, the wine ages two years in 15% to 20% new French oak. Full-bodied, concentrated and rich, tannic but supple and loaded with aging potential, this is an extraordinary Cornas.

January 20, 2022
  • v96

Opaque ruby. Powerful, spice- and mineral-accented black and blue fruit preserve scents show superb focus and pick up smoked meat, olive and potpourri nuances with air. Sappy, deeply concentrated and energetic as well, offering juicy, spice-driven cassis, blueberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that are firmed by a core of smoky minerality. Blends power and finesse with a sure hand and finishes extremely long and minerally, with steadily building tannins and resonating blue fruit and floral notes. Made with one-third whole clusters.

December 2022
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

This has density and power, with sappy black fig, mulled plum and cassis offset by savory olive tapenade and salty balsamic reduction. Maintains a nice form to support its weight, with grounding cast iron minerality and accents of bay leaf and violet on the formidable finish. Best from 2024 through 2035.

April 30, 2023

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