Guillaume Gilles Cornas 2018

Critical Acclaim: 97 pts Decanter.

Tasting Notes: "Eminently classic style of Cornas, with hot sand, pine needles and wild herbs. Full-bodied, very fresh, intense and focussed. The acidity is particularly marked here, and adds to the searing effect on the palate, it has a great physical impact and serious length. Freshness and intensity, this is a great vintage for Guillaume Gilles. He's captured the tempestuous wildness of the terroir without any overripeness or excess sun, just excellent definition and freshness. His best vintage yet? Drinkable now, but wait until 2028 if you can. 40-year-old vines in lieu-dit Chaillot, whole-bunch fermented, no fining or filtration."- Decanter. 

About the Wine: This is the grand wine of this tiny domaine. The vines are situation on the higher slopes of the Chaillot vineyard. The “terroir” is more complex here with a mixture of soil types and expositions. There are terraces of pure granite that are oriented east – southeast; then, these are supplemented by terraces that sit on a clay-limestone base that have a full southern exposure. The grapes are never destemmed, the cuvaison is long (30 days) and the élevage is in demi-muids for eighteen months. As with the other wines of the domaine, this wine is neither fined nor filtered. Guillaume trained under Jean-Louis Chave and the now-retired Cornas legend, Robert Michel. 

Varietal: Syrah. 

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