ESTATE PRICE! The 2018 Cornas Les Grandes Terrasses is impressive, with a deep, black-fruited core to go with notes of chocolate, graphite, cedarwood, and gamey nuances. Rich, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and tight and closed on the palate, I suspect it's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for well over a decade.
ESTATE PRICE! A rich, structured Crozes Hermitage, Jaboulet’s 2012 Domaine de Thalabert offers first-rate notes of blackcurrants, peppery herbs, leather, black olive and scorched earth. Aged 12 months in 20% new French oak, it’s medium-bodied, juicy and balanced, with enough underlying depth and structure to keep it evolving 5 years.