2009 Comte Louis de Clermont-Tonnerre (Alain Corcia) "Très Vieilles Vignes" Cairanne
According to Robert Parker: "Slightly bigger and more structured, as well as more masculine, is the 2009 Cairanne Vieilles Vignes. All of these wines are aged in neutral wood or tank. Alain Corcia, the Burgundy negociant, ironically does most of his best work with his southern Cotes du Rhone selections. He has built a very nice portfolio of excellent values at the low end and some serious Chateauneuf du Papes (all named after his family members). The Chateauneuf du Papes are all aged in small traditional Burgundy barrels with no new oak, but the blends vary considerably. The wines, named after Alain Corcia’s children, wife, and father, are all produced in lots of about 250 cases."