Cave de Tain Cornas Arenes Sauvages 2017 750ml
SKU: 26109

Cave de Tain Cornas Arenes Sauvages 2017

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhône, Cornas
Brand Cave de Tain
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
A ripe and toasty wine, with a core of plummy, blackberry fruit and complex spice and mineral notes. Fine-grained tannins on the palate lead to a long, lingering finish. Excellent with red meat in wine sauces, marinated meat, and a variety of cheeses. Try it with dark, bitter chocolate.
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Inky ruby. A highly perfumed bouquet evokes ripe black and blue fruits, game and licorice, and a smoky mineral accent emerges with air. Sweet and velvety in texture, offering intense dark fruit preserve, salty olive and floral pastille flavors brightened by a snap of juicy acidity and a touch of cracked pepper. Hangs on with impressive tenacity on the gently tannic finish, which leaves vibrant black and blue fruit notes. This is pretty suave for a young Cornas.

Josh Raynolds, April 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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Maturation in new French oak lends prominent accents of char, vanilla and nutmeg to this glossy, black fruited Syrah. It's a flamboyant, intensely luscious sip packed with crème de cassis and mulberry flavors, but precisely composed, too. Youthful fruit flavors are immediately hedonistic, but the coarse, gripping tannins should meld better through 2030.

Anna Lee Iijima, December 31, 2020
Wine Advocate
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A notch better than the Grand Classique, the 2017 Cornas Arenes Sauvages is more fruit-driven, with bold cassis and blueberry framed by oak-derived hints of mocha. Medium to full-bodied, it's concentrated and silky, with meaty notes on the lingering finish. It warrants a year or two of cellaring, then should drink well for a decade.

Joe Czerwinski, December 19, 2019
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A solid step up over the Cornas Classique, the 2017 Cornas Arenes Sauvages is a selection from steeper, decomposed granite soils. It has a darker, earthier, almost bloody character as well as old school cedary spice, garrigue, and hints of graphite. Medium to full-bodied, it has loads of fruit, notable complexity, ripe tannins, and outstanding length.

December 12, 2019

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