Allemand Cornas: 2015 Chaillots & 2014 Reynard

Posted by Ian McFadden

I'll keep this short. Allemand's reputation is too big, and the quantities are too small to drag this out.

Allemand's wines are very special. It's hard not to agree with Vinous Media's Josh Raynolds when he writes: "let me state unequivocally that there is no estate in the entire Rhône Valley making finer wines.”

It's clear that the world has noticed. Allemand has blown up and has become nearly impossible to find in quantity.

I'm happy to offer Allemand's 2015 Chaillot and 2014 Reynard.

Allemand's 2015 Challiot is epic. There's power, layered depth, and an incredible amount of fine-ness, detail, and transparency. Nobody renders Cornas like Allemand, and it's in vintages like 2015 where the wine's multi-dimensional personality shines the brightest. The 2015 Chaillot offers an ultra-focused, lifted quality with lovely silky tannins.

Allemand's 2014s show all the transparency, finesse, and precision that Allemand is famous for while possessing a fascinating textural element. As is usually the case, Reynard offers a staining presence and a walk-on-tip-toe finesse.

Allemand takes Cornas to a level of expressiveness and finesse that no one can compete with. These are heartbreaking wines that I'm grateful to be able to offer. As you can guess, the quantities are modest.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits