Paul Jaboulet Aine Cornas Domaine de Saint-Pierre 2015
The 2015 Cornas Domaine de Saint Pierre is a full-bodied, concentrated wine that brings the essence of Cornas to the bottle in its scents of crushed stones and firm, tannic finish. Hints of toasted almond and mocha give it a gloss of modernity, but its red plum fruit, hints of iron or blood, and sturdy feel bring it right back to the appellation's granite slopes. 2023- 2035.
Nose is deep and abundant. Generous content and free-wheeling fruit. It’s a modern Cornas with fabulous energy.Drinking Window 2020 - 2035.
Dark purple. Powerful, mineral- and smoke-accented blueberry, cola and olive aromas pick up licorice and incense accents with air. Appealingly sweet, palate-staining black and blue fruit and violet pastille flavors deepen steadily on the back half while retaining energy and focus. Smoothly balances richness and finesse, while a vibrant mineral quality adds cut to the impressively long, sweet finish.
The inky colored 2015 Cornas Domaine De Saint Pierre is another full-bodied, concentrated, tannic wine that’s not for those looking for instant gratification. Blackcurrants, toasted spice, chocolate, and scorched earth, and graphite notes all emerge from the glass. It needs 3-5 years of bottle age and will keep for another 10-12 years.