2003 Alain Voge Cornas Vieilles Vignes
The flavors are dense and layered, with fresh black, briary fruit, and a velvety, jammy intensity. Fully integrated, ripe tannins promise tremendous aging potential for those willing to wait 15 to 20 years. In Voge's rather ramshackle cellars, Syrah is transformed into an ethereal and hedonistic beverage. Not the intellectual approach of Gerin, but heartfelt wine as though the ancient single-staked vines were telling their own story of drought, frost, heat, and Alain's loving care.
International Wine CellarRating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar on Jan-06
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 91.4 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 13 notes)
Wine AdvocateRating: (91-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 156 on Dec-04