Cornas, Northern Rhône

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2012

This wine is absolutely stunning on hour 2+ so that’s where my notes will reflect. Just wish it showed this way longer! After a lengthy decant 2012 Reynard finally comes alive to flaunt explosive, layered and distinctive Allemand aromatics of cassis, violets, olive and crushed stones. The palate has such concentration, depth and fruit intensity that’s seamlessly balanced with its layered minerality. Finish just keeps on going. Love these wines so much. — 12 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2016

Rindy and viscous. Structure with a pie crust sweetness buried in stones. — 4 days ago

Austin, Shay and 7 others liked this

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 2012

Drank this 2012 in early 2023 and I think it is still young! Could go another decade. Delicious nonetheless. Immediate scents of green bell pepper and herbaceous goods that morphs into blue and black fruits. Vanilla is present but definitely secondary. Upon drinking there is a solid structure with a focused power of restrained medium acidity. Spices and some grease come to the forefront. Great lasting finish. Would love to try again in a few years. — 24 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 1995

Taken to Bicyclette in Carmel. Gave it 5 hrs in a decanter. Dark but bright red color. Amazing nose. Notes of black and red fruit, slate stone, spice, menthol and dark soil. Perfect balance of fruit, structure and acidity in the mouth. Tannins mostly softened. This was in the zone. Easily had 10-15 more years of peak enjoyment in front of it. Bravo! — 6 days ago

Douglas, Shay and 21 others liked this
Douglas Braun

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Fun place / amazing 🍷 wine

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2017

Beautiful Syrah - zero carbonic - lovely spice and extraction. At 5-6 years this is aging gracefully. Blackberry, bramble, cracked pepper. — 7 hours ago

Byron, Yianni and 2 others liked this

Rene Rostaing

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

Dark and murky in the glass. Rich powerful nose. Notes of slate stone, red and black fruit, soil, spice and some menthol. Rich fruit in the mouth. Coats the palate. Great juice that can still gain more complexity. Drink now or over next 15+ years. 94+ — 19 days ago

Alex, Jan and 11 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2013

Meaty with deep fruit, garrigue, iodine. Salinity. Lovely stuff. Good grip. Years ahead — a month ago

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Shay, Jan and 17 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 1999

Woah dude. Right in the pocket. Pepper n Spice n Menthol wrapped up in inky goodness. Resolved tannins provided a gentle structure. Incredible. — a month ago

Ely, Izek and 2 others liked this

Alain Graillot

Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2019

A racy Crozes, black fruits, floral, peppery. The first is jovial, with a great juicy freshness, the body is of an unexpected depth, with many nuances evolving during tasting. Very good young but can grow old.

Un Crozes racé, fruits noirs, floral, poivré.. L’abord est jovial, avec une grosse fraîcheur juteuse, le corps est d’une profondeur inattendue, avec de nombreuses nuances évoluant en cours de dégustation. Très bon jeune mais peut vieillir.
— 10 days ago

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Daniel M

Daniel M

😍 Le domaine bénéficie d'une certaine hype, mais force est de reconnaître que ça bosse bien !
Romain Fitoussi

Romain Fitoussi

@Daniel M des vins dans l’air du temps… il me semble que Alain Graillot est un précurseur d’ailleurs..

M. Chapoutier

"Le Pavillon" Ermitage Syrah 2010

Inky with dark plum, spice, black pepper. Some dried herbs. Quite primary still but very balanced. Intense. Very good- with years ahead — 18 days ago

Bex Green
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Severn, Jan and 12 others liked this