Saint-Joseph, La Eygats 2018
Expected Delivery: latest by: Oct-27-2023
Jeb Dunnuck 98/100
From a cooler parcel of pure granite soils, the 2018 Cornas Les Eygats is probably the most classic Cornas in the lineup (although these all have plenty of Cornas character) with its more mineral, iron, and almost bloody style. Loaded with massive amounts of blue and black fruits, violets, and crushed rock nuances, this full-bodied, multi-dimensional, seamless Cornas has polished tannins, flawless balance, and a monster of a finish. This broad, expansive, sexy Cornas should drink well for 20+ years.
Inky ruby. Sharply delineated dark fruit, exotic spice, floral, olive paste, smoked meat and vanilla qualities on the hugely perfumed nose. Coats the palate with deep, densely packed blueberry, cherry liqueur, fruitcake, olive paste and violet pastille flavors that convey a suave blend of richness and energy. The floral and mineral notes carry emphatically through an impressively long, youthfully tannic finish that shows superb clarity and spicy lift. 50% new oak.