Cornas, Northern Rhône

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2015

Deep and dense showing dark fruit, black olive and fresh violets with massive concentration, saturating texture and a searing intensity. Tannins are pretty prevalent right now but this has all the substance and structure in this vintage to be a perfect bottle with sufficient age. After a 3 hour decant is when it really shines. What I love about Allemand is similar to Comte Liger Belair in Burgundy, you can drink them on release in addition to holding to age. Special wines. — 9 days ago

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Delas Frères

Chante-Perdrix Cornas Syrah 2010

Oak. Fruity. Red and black fruits. Mid +. A bit spicy. Pepper. 2010 @2100, xiaduo -, 210721-210724 — 11 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 2011

I will start by say this is my favorite wine. Having 5 different vintages including the stellar 1990 This is no exception. 98+pts on this beautiful wine. Fragrant nose of fruits with some Brie cheese. Deep rich black fruit gives way to black pepper and earthy tones(mushrooms and some olive). Still with medium acidity and long finish. Close to perfection in a bottle — 3 days ago

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I would love to try it iconic



Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Grandes Terrasses Cornas Syrah 2015

Day 2: smoked mushroom and charred meat. Black cherry, plum and tar. Florals show with time and add lift to the aromatics. Tremendous nose. Masculine body, with brooding ripe dark skin fruits. Integrating tannin, soft to finish. Appreciable length. — 16 days ago

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Michel Perraud

Les Coteaux Cornas Syrah 2003


Real Sleeper - figured this was going to be tired & over the hill, but it was glorious! Needed 90 minutes to really open up but then it unfurled with pure black & blue fruits interspersed w/tar, leather, minerals, florals, meat & spice all wrapped in finely grained tannins wrapped in velvet. This was a product of the insanely hot 03 vintage, but this is an absolute complete wine - a gem. — 24 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2016

Ron R

What a mouthful this gem is. A reference point in southern France.
Huge dollops of Meyer lemons on the nose. Palate displays biscotti and maple syrup. Huge textured finish, with a viscous mouthfeel. Extremely decadent. 15 - 20 years of runway in front of it.
— 10 days ago

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Mike R

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Glass please
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NY in September, @Mike R. We’ll pop one then! 🙌🏾
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Love it brother

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2017

A constant evolution from big blue and red fruit, to a bloody deliciousness, then to high acidity and vegetal notes. Complex and evolving. — 17 days ago

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Domaine Louis Cheze

Cinquante 50 Blanc Viognier Chardonnay

Vintage 2019 | apricot from Viognier is dominant in smell, while a certain souplesse and earthiness from Chardonnay is present in taste. Happy marriage of two grapes. Went well with codfish and broad beans, asparagus and samphire. Nice wine. | at Élevé — 7 days ago

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Rhône blanc + Chardonnay blends can be very interesting. Some do these in the US but it’s rare to see it in the Old World.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Jumelles Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1961

Dark reddish amber. Deep color in the center, opaque; clear rims showing its age. Great nose… my wife would say “stinky feet”, something I just call “the funk”. Notes of black cherry, gravel, violets, musty cellar and black pepper. Very much alive in the glass and showing lots of fruit when it hits the mouth. Guesses by the fellas were early 90s La La, and one 78 La La. At first this was very much Cote-Rotie like, but with air it evolved into and out of acting as such. Pretty happy this has held up like it has. (Bday 10 of 12) — 2 days ago

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Domaine Georges Vernay

Condrieu Viognier 1985

Still kicking. Unctuous glycerin furry yeasty steely maple. Lacks energy of younger Condrieu, but still.. 👍🏼 — 2 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Cool. Have had 98 Vernon that was a revelation.