Inky purple. Pungent aromas of dark berries, anise, dried rose and succulent herbs. Smoky and appealingly sweet on the palate, offering pliant cherry-cola and blueberry flavors accented by cracked pepper. Shows impressive power on the youthfully tannic finish, which leaves notes of licorice and violet behind.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: March/April 2014
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
There's 5,000 bottles of the sensational 2012 Cornas Granit 60 Vielles Vignes. Completely destemmed and aged 18 months in 2- to 8-year-old barrels, its purple/black color is followed by an incredible nose of black raspberry, kirsch, crushed rock and violets. Possessing more tension and depth than the Granit 30, it's full-bodied, thrillingly rich and has solid underlying acidity and tannic structure. Give it a couple years and drink bottles through 2025.