Delicate herbal shadings accent the cassis notes on the nose of Corison's 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon. It's classic Corison, balanced and concentrated without being showy or weighty, silky in feel, with a long, lingering finish and two decades of ageability.
A perfumed nose of blackberries, dark cherries, cedar, cocoa and nutmeg. Violets too. Medium body with fine tannins and bright acidity. Fresh and refined with a bright core of wild fruit and a long, flavorful finish.
A very fresh, floral-laced style, offering a bright beam of cassis and plum gelée laced with flashes of violet, hibiscus and rose petal. Nicely grounded through the finish, with alder and warm earth hints filling in. Approachable, but this has more to show in time.
Transparent crimson with a pale rim – looks quite different from the Napa norm! Really subtle 'claret' nose with the same sort of balsam notes and appetising appeal as many of the Monte Bellos I tasted recently. Very refreshing and restrained – more restrained than the average red bordeaux nowadays. Fine tannins and notable acidity. Approachable – just – but clearly has quite a future. Neat, long finish. A brave wine!
Savory and complicated in saline, woody notes of cedar and dry tannin, this old-school wine is dark and structured, aged 20 months in French oak, half of it new. Brooding black fruit and clove give it an edgy richness that is restrained and balanced by underlying acidity. Enjoy best 2029–2039. Virginie Boone