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2006 Thierry Allemand Chaillot Cornas

October 1, 2012 Leave a comment

It is the second time I encounter this particular wine and it is as great as last time. The Chaillot is a 100% Syrah wine coming from 20-40 years old vines. I had the wine on FRI evening and loved it so much that I actually finished the whole bottle by myself.

2006 Thierry Allemand Chaillot Cornas

Dark red with hints of purple. The nose is really complex, well developed, intense and, as it breathes, it opens up more and reveals distinct aromas. It is the most mineral Syrah I had in a while and it has a nice cedar, almost Bordeaux like freshness. There are plenty of aromas of well hung meat, game, cedar, tar and red fruits. Full bodied, well structured, great acidity, balanced, silky texture in spite of the assertive tannins and, overall, an unbelievable freshness and easiness to drink. Long finish, gamey and mineral, with lingering flavors and beautiful freshness. This is a really nice wine that drinks very well already, but one that can easily last 10-15 years and still be great. (93/100)

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