The wine formerly known as Alain Verset Cornas. The famed Verset name continues the strongest of legacies with another stellar release. Know-how from father and uncle, including low input in winemaking, but high attention to detail in vineyard. A hackneyed tale, at times, but here implicit and deeply true. Whole bunches in (wild) ferment, maturation in older barrels, no fixing up the wine with additions, to bottle without fining and filtering. Small, small batch too.
Outstanding red right here. Delivers that distinct game meat/smoked meat rubbed in pepper thing of Cornas, with ripe but very fresh-feeling blueberry, cassis fruitiness set amongst that savouriness. Perfume is righteous, inviting, distinct, the palate medium weight and quite plush but sleek with fine tannin, running on rivulets of graphite-mineral stuff and lingering with fruit and earth and spice. Magnificent thing to sip on, complex, satisfying and generally just a textural wonder. Beauty. - The Wine Front