2012 Allemand Cornas Chaillot

Posted by Joe Salamone

Allemand's Cornas are some of the most singular expressions of Cornas around.

No one competes in terms of expressiveness and finesse.

Allemand's wines seem to distill and refine Cornas into its most essential form. The wines aren't about power, but instead harmony and hyper-articulate expression.

There's no doubt that the world has taken notice. Decent quantities of Allemand have become incredibly hard to pin down.

I've always liked the bounce and freshness with the concentration of the 2012 Northern Rhône vintage. There's no doubt that Allemand took the vintage to the next level. The Chaillot has a heartbreaking fine-ness, a delicately etched crushed rock minerality and a rigorous acid spine. I love the ultra-focused, lifted quality with fine silky tannins.

Simply put: Allemand is making some of the purest, most finessed, and most expressive Syrah available today. Josh Raynolds echoes our feelings when he writes: "let me state unequivocally that there is no estate in the entire Rhone Valley making finer wines." The Chaillot is something that shouldn't be missed and that you should jump on.

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Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits

2012 Allemand Cornas Chaillot

Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate: "Coming from the younger vines of the estate, Allemand's 2012 Cornas les Chaillots is slightly fresher and more lean than the bigger, more concentrated Reynard, yet is still an incredible Cornas that checks in near the top of the hierarchy. Possessing an almost Clape-like iron, beef blood, tapenade and ground pepper laced bouquet, as well as a core of sweet cassis and black raspberry fruit, this rocking effort has full-bodied richness, solid mid-palate concentration and perfectly integrated acidity. It opens up beautifully with air, and while it shows the more approachable style of the vintage, it won't start to hit maturity until around age ten; it will have 20 years or more of ultimate longevity."