Fleshy and layered with crushed blueberry açai berry and plum flavors that have melded together carried by a dense but rounded structure. The long finish lets sweet tobacco and dark fruit cake notes check in. A loamy tug at the end keeps this honest. Best from 2018 through 2029. 800 cases made.
Opaque ruby. Smoke-accented black and blue fruits spicecake cola and licorice on the pungent expansive nose. Appealingly sweet mineral-accented cassis and blueberry flavors show impressive depth and pick up a suave floral quality with aeration. Displays excellent detail and lift on the youthfully tannic persistent finish which features echoing blue fruit and licorice notes.v
From the Chaillot lieu-dit and the most concentrated and rich in the lineup the 2014 Cornas Les Ruchets was the tightest most backward and reserved on this occasion. It slowly gave up notes of ripe dark fruits lavender hints of minerality and damp earth as well as medium to full-bodied richness a terrific mid-palate and ripe sweet tannin. It needs to be forgotten for a year of three and like the cuvée La Louvée will drink well for a decade.