2013 Cornas, Syrah, Rhone Valley.
The 2013 Cornas Vieilles Vignes from Domaine Alain Voge was produced from old vines (over 50 years old) of Syrah. The vineyard is located on hills of decomposed granite.
This good Cornas offers nice and classic black cherry, violet, mineral and spicy herbs notes. The wine possesses a medium-bodied and rich depth enhanced by an integrated acidity and a good ripeness on the whole.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Bottle in June, the 2013 Cornas Vieilles Vignes is a beautiful Cornas that exhibits textbook notes of black cherries, liquid violets, lots of crushed rock-like minerality and ample peppery herbs. Albéric commented on the difficulty in getting ripe tannins, but there's no tannin issues with this 2013, and it has medium-bodied depth and richness, integrated acidity and solid overall ripeness. Give it a 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles over the following decade or so.