| Wine Spectator 94 points (Aug 27 2014)
Offers a racy feel, with iron-bolted red currant, bitter cherry, bay, pepper, violet and tobacco notes coursing along. Taut and tense through the finish, where the pepper and sanguine accents leave a mouthwatering feel. Should age wonderfully. Best from 2015 through 2027.J.M.
Wine Advocate 94 points (Dec 2013)
There were only two cuvees produced, with no Les Vieilles Fontaines. The 2011 Cornas Les Chailles is totally thrilling and offers palate saturating liquid violets, sweet blackberry, cassis, mint and underbrush qualities to go with a medium to full-bodied, pure and seamless personality. Aged 18 months in neutral oak, this beauty is still youthfully primary, so give it another 2-3 years and enjoy it over the following decade.