Philippe Pacalet Cornas 2018
- Red Wine
Deep, dark crimson. Intense and complex aromas of black fruit, smoky bacon and even a bit minty / medicinal. Highly distinctive. Dark, savory on the palate with that same minty flavor as well as the richness of black fruit and some herbal notes . Delicious in quite an extreme yet pure style. Firm, chewy but ripe tannins.
A relative newcomer who started in 1999, Pacalet does not own any vineyards but instead rents a selection of plots with interesting terroirs. Until 2007 winemaking took place in several borrowed spaces, but then Pacalet purchased a 19th-Century cellar in the heart of Beaune from the de Montille family. He is also regarded as a leading light in the natural wine movement.