2019 Cornas 'Equis' JLL () very dark; bacon fat, lardon, blackcurrant airs on the nose which is intense, probing. The palate has knuckle within its compact richness, the tannins carrying a firm feel, are resolute. This is solid, square-jawed Cornas, a grounded do. It carries good potential, is a long distance wine, the length very sure, and a classic note of iron late on. From 2026. 2047-49 July 2021
70% Chaillot (1993 planting), 30% La Côte (late 1960s planting)
crop cooled at 15°C 5-6 days, no crushing, 4 week vinification
cap punching every 2 days, malo in oak
aged 10% new, 45% 1-year, 45% 2-year 228-litre oak casks with one 600-litre cask 18 months
then brief steel vat stay, unfined, unfiltered, 2,400-5,000 b
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