Jeb Dunnuck 100
The 2019 Cornas Pur Noir is as good as Cornas gets, and readers should beg, borrow, or steal to get hold of bottles of this legendary beauty. Dense purple, with a massive, concentrated, yet flawlessly balanced profile, it has classic Cornas notes of bacon fat, smoked game, crushed stone, cassis, and bloody blue fruits. It’s one of those wines that’s hard to describe, but it brings everything you could want from this grape while still being light on its feet and weightless. As usual, this cuvée comes from a single parcel of granite soils and was brought up barrel. Give bottles 3-5 years and enjoy over the following two decades. Hats off to talents of Stéphane Robert!
Anticipated maturity: 2020-2047