Cornalin

Grosjean Frères

Vigne Rovettaz Vallee d'Aoste Cornalin 2019

Definitely more ripeness than I’ve noticed in past vintages. Tbh I might have called this willamette valley blind. Still delicious — 22 days ago

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Maison Gilliard

Valais Cornalin 2018

We ended the evening with this beautiful Swiss testimony that has nothing to envy to fine French wines. My wine-loving friends and I appreciated this beautiful balance between the freshness of a young wine and the depth of a grape variety reminiscent of Cabernet-franc or Syrah from altitude. A greedy and dense wine, on black fruits with a nice salivating freshness, reminding us that although confidential, Swiss production should be taken seriously. Well done, it's superb! Nice finesse between fruit / caramel and spices.

Nous avons fini la soirée sur ce beau témoignage helvétique qui n’a rien à envier aux beaux vins français. Mes amis amateurs de vins et moi-même avons apprécié ce bel équilibre entre fraîcheur d’un vin vin jeune et profondeur d’un cépage qui rappelle le Cabernet-franc ou la Syrah d’altitude. Un vin gourmand et dense, sur les fruits noirs avec une belle fraîcheur salivante, nous rappelant que bien que confidentielle, la production suisse est à prendre au sérieux. Bravo c’est superbe! Belle finesse entre fruits/caramel et épices.
— 7 months ago

Daniel P., Andrew and 14 others liked this

Rouvinez

Chateau Lichten Cornalin Blend 2018

This is not a straight Cornalin, it is an assemblage. « Assemblage de cépages nobles, Elevé en foudre de chêne suisse» and in Swiss oak rather than French. The Cornalin and Humane Rouge blend well with the Syrah. There is a spicyness that leads to a soft but medium long finish. — a year ago

Barbara Gazley
with Barbara

Fernand Cina

Clos du Cornalin Barrique 2018

This is the “Clos du Cornalin” barrique 2018. Excellent balance with some nice tannins on the finish. Feels refined. — a year ago

Barbara Gazley
with Barbara

Grosjean Frères

Torrette Petit Rouge Blend 2010

Simply put, the best $20 bottle of wine I’ve had in a very long time, maybe ever. 80% petite rouge, 20% other grapes like fumin, mayolet, and doucet. The nose was tremendous, rising from the glass like perfume, elegant but dense and persistent. Reminded me of a 1er red burgundy meets aged Barolo nose and palate…tertiary red cherry and berries, crushed dried flowers, subtle sandalwood spice, really, really complex! Age your Torrette! — 14 days ago

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Cave Caloz (Anne-Carole et Conrad Caloz)

Corualiu du Lieu-dit Les Benunes Red Blend 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

My first Cornalin. Grapey nose. Also a saucey consommé like effect. Darker color than the Pinot. Very fragrant and pretty. Lifted and bright. Mineral, floral, pastilles and also an expansive vibe. Very nice. Palate has really great fruit. Lovely purity and concentration and woodsy flavors. Really elegant tannins but intense. Very fresh. Very energetic. Lights out. — 8 months ago

Neil, Matthew and 6 others liked this

Jean-Claude & Renaud Favre

Cornalin de Chamoson 2018

Cornalin grape: first!Dark purple color, brilliant. Nose not too marked by aging. Black fruits with a beautiful aromatic density also aromas of flowers. The mouth is semi-full-bodied, recalling by its structure and its freshness Syrah/Grenache, by its earthy side the Cabernet-Franc: black fruits, freshness, liquorice, roasting, chocolate ... A rich aromatic range which suggests a beautiful aging capacity. Another nice bottle of Chamoson in AOC Valais 🇨🇭

Cépage Cornalin : première !
Robe sombre violine, brillante.
Nez pas trop marqué par l’élevage. Sur les fruits noirs avec une belle densité aromatique également des arômes de fleurs. La bouche est semi-corsée, rappelant par sa structure et sa fraîcheur une syrah ou Grenache, par son côté terreux le Cabernet-Franc: fruits noirs, fraîcheurs, réglisse, torréfaction, chocolat... Une gamme aromatique riche qui laisse présager une belle capacité de vieillissement. Encore une belle bouteille de Chamoson dans l’AOC Valais 🇨🇭
— a year ago

Josh, Sharon and 12 others liked this

Maison Gilliard

Clavau Les Grans Murs Cornalin

Cornalin: Swiss grape variety. Ruby dress, shiny. Very nice balance between primary notes of red fruits, and rearing notes evoking caramel and cinnamon. A parcellar cuvée carried by a tense minerality balancing the tasting. The final displays semi-bodied tannins. Somewhere between Grenache and a Pinot-noir type Marsannay, Mercurey or Givry

Cornalin: cépage Suisse endémique. Robe rubis, brillante. Très bel équilibre entre des notes primaires fruits rouges, et notes d’élevage évoquant le caramel et la cannelle. Cuvée parcellaire portée par une minéralité tendue équilibrant la dégustation. La finale déploie des tanins semi-corsés. Quelque part entre la Grenache et un Pinot-noir type Marsannay, Mercurey ou Givry
— 5 months ago

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Douglas Braun

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New variety for me
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On my wish list

Angelo Delea

Z Sélection Cornalin

Z Selection Fendant Valais AOC 2018
Lemon verbena, penicillin and flint. Similar on the palate—loads of lemon and mineral and a touch of citrus pith, tarragon and vanilla (but not from oak). Paired with Trader Joe’s Tarte Flambé.
— a year ago

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Jean-René Germanier

Réserve Valais Cornalin 2016

Deep, dense. Short fruit up front, cranberry? tart blackberry? but then baking spices and forest earth into a decent tannic finish. — a year ago

Barbara Gazley
with Barbara
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