Cornalin

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.
— 2 months ago

Daniel P., Andrew and 14 others liked this

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. — 9 months ago

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La Vrille

Vallée D'Aoste Cornalin 2016

Like many Valle d’Aoste single grape wines, the color is part of the enjoyment. Purple-red in the glass, with aromas of pepper and vanilla. Low acidity, but with very high tannins, and red berry flavors. Wonderful! — a year ago

Bill and Anthony liked this

Grosjean Frères

Torrette Petit Rouge Blend 2019

I loved this! Fresh and light but savory and dark. Delicious. — 2 months ago

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.
— 6 months ago

Paul, Josh and 1 other liked this

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. — 9 months ago

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Maison Anselmet

Broblan Cornalin

Bright, floral, red cherry, cranberry, lovely balanced acidity. V food friendly. One of my favorites of their many wines when I visited Anselmet — a year ago

Paul liked this

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. — 3 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 🇨🇭
— 6 months ago

Josh, Sharon and 12 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. — 9 months ago

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