We were able to source a few more of this classic 2017 Cornas at a great price. He's one rising producers of with vines that came from Cornas legend Noel Verset. The style here is traditional with classic Cornas structure and expression. Balthazar hangs in with the big dogs offering a tremendous value with his top cuvee's.
Vinous (Josh Raynolds) 92-94 pts! Brilliant violet color. Mineral- and spice-accented cherry, boysenberry, incense and candied violet on the highly perfumed nose. Nicely concentrated but lively as well, offering palate-staining red/blue fruit, spicecake, floral pastille and salty olive flavors that spread out slowly on the back half. Blends power and finesse with a smooth hand and finishes sweet and long, with silky tannins folding quickly into the wine's juicy, energetic fruit.