Double date with a pair of Cornas 2012 from Thierry Allemand! What a treat to have such rare bottles in our line up last night. We were really excited to try those unicorns...
The Chaillot has a fragrant pronounced nose of dried fruits, blackberry and black cherry. Quite tannic on the palate with some candied cherries. Not too appealing at this stage and rather not living to its fame. The vintage was difficult for sure, but this is quite disappointing.
Our rating: 12/20
The Reynard was slightly less expressive on the nose, but had a bit more complexity than the Chaillot on the palate, with finer tannins as well. The old vines seem to be expressing themselves here. However, the wine is under delivering for a top Cornas. I won't stock up 2012s for sure.
Our rating: 13/20