The 2017 Cornas Patou from Dumien Serrette spent 12-15 months in older French oak barrels, most being 7+ years in age. This inky colored beauty is one of the more concentrated, tannic, structured wines in the vintage. Currants, blackberries, crushed rocks, chocolate, and graphite notes all flow to a full-bodied, serious, backward and inward Cornas that has loads of potential. Don't even think about drinking this until 4-5 years after the vintage.
Score: 92-94+ points -- Jeb Dunnock, jebdunnock.com, 2018