The 2016 Cornas Lieu Dit Patou is a rich, ripe Cornas that's bursting at the seams with notions of black fruits, scorched earth and tapenade. Peppery herbs work their way in there with air, and it's full-bodied, voluptuous and rounded, with excellent purity. This parcel is located in the southern part of the appellation and comes from very old vines. The only downside to these latest releases from Ferraton? They’re made in tiny quantities and there’s just not enough to go around. For readers who don’t know, this estate is managed by Michel Chapoutier, yet they have their own vineyard sources and winemaking team.
(made from 70-year-old vines; 15% new oak) Lurid purple. Highly perfumed on the nose, displaying spice-accented scents of ripe dark berries and licorice; an exotic apricot nuance builds in the glass. Then smooth and concentrated on the palate, offering densely packed black and blue fruit flavors complemented by hints of peppery spices and smoky minerals. Becomes sweeter and livelier with air, showing solid tannic grip on a sweet, broad, very long finish. (JR)
Sweet spices, ripe black cherries, fine tannic paste and a long peppery finish. All the elements of Cornas in place here, and there is good potential for future complexity. (RH)
The item you have chosen can be pre-ordered. Below is the current quantity available for this pre-arrival/special order product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.
This product is expected to arrive for shipment or pickup by Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup.