NOSE: savory and dark-fruited: dark olives and purple fruits; moderately expressive; not overtly funky, but there is an aspect that reminds me of carbonic maceration, and there’s also an off-putting hint of something that comes across as sour brett.
BODY: garnet-violet color of great depth; medium-light to medium bodied.
TASTE: purple-fruited with a savory bent; gently tannic; medium acidity; alc. is a little bit noticeable; not as good as prior vintages I’ve tried; carbonic-feeling on the palate a bit – zesty & slightly sour — something weird going on, but not obviously flawed.
Same, and my thoughts exactly. Although not terribly offensive, there was something odd going on. I know it’s not “cool” to like this bottling, but this is the first time I haven’t found it to be at least very good.
I had this about 6 months ago and I didn’t think it was bretty nor carbonic. But, it was a big, burly, intense and in your face beast that was a mouthful. I don’t recall much acid and it was more purple fruited and savory, inline with what you mentioned but really intense flavors.
I’ve never really gotten the allure of the Vincent Paris Cornas lineup. They are always presented as a great value in Cornas with reliably solid scores, but I’ve never been particularly impressed by them at tastings. I’ve had maybe 3-4 with consistent impressions. They just don’t stand out much. Am I missing something about these?