Cornas, Northern Rhône

Domaine Catherine Cuchet-Béliando

Cornas Syrah 1996

Nose is graphite and lavender. Maybe some rose petal.

Palate is rehydrated dried roses. A hint of old burgundy water on hot brick.

As this opens some cherry liquor.

This bottle is like drinking old Burgundy or Bordeaux in its twilight. Very interesting. Some beauty. Some echoes of beauty. I have no idea what the average of 10 bottles would taste like.

Still a thing of beauty.

Bought from fass selections.
— 8 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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Matthew Cohen

Matthew Cohen

I think this was a cork that let in more oxygen than the average bottle.

Hirotake Ooka

Cornas Syrah 2015

Seth Morgen Long
9.5

Gorgeous, clean and expansive. Got better over the course of the evening. No issues with zero sulfur here — 6 days ago

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Guillaume Gilles

Cornas Syrah 2012

Drinking nicely. Shows plums, black pepper, licorice, with bittersweet chocolate at the end. — a month ago

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Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 1990

Tawny with thin amber rims. Dry fruit nose. Notes of dried cherries, some cranberry, a fresh cigar cut, a dollup of raspberry jam and a hint of menthol. Silky in the mouth. Tannins resolved with enough fruit to balance with the structure. Probably past it’s prime showing but very nice tonite nonetheless. — 9 days ago

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Domaine Alain Voge

Les Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2013

One of my favorites. Classic black pepper, black olive, graphite, violet, smoked meat and game. Gorgeous! — 2 days ago

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Philippe Pacalet

Cornas Syrah 2016

A lot of violet and black fruits. Ethereal. A bit elevated acidity. — 2 days ago

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Maison Denuzière

Aphrodite Condrieu Viognier 2016

Star bright pale straw. Subtle nose of white flowers and white pepper. Full-bodied palate with medium minus acidity yields soft white peach, Meyer lemon, and honeysuckle. Smooth and silky, but not oily, mouthfeel. None of the “darkness” on the finish that can occupy many New World Viogniers. Instead, the soft bright fruit and floral notes continue through the end. The low acidity is balanced by the bright fruit making this a great food wine for hearty poultry, fish, or root dishes, particularly those with a cream or light cheese sauce. The gold standard for Viognier. Drink now through 2021. — 3 days ago

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Byron C Mayes

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Second night, just as good as the first!

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2011

Another amazing wine from the Master of Cornas. Elegant & floral with a silky texture showing a perfumed nose of dark cherry, berry fruits, graphite, licorice, olive tapenade, forest floor, lavender & violets. Rich & deep on the palate with good balance & length. — 10 days ago

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Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2012

A lovely perfume nose with violets, some roses, dark cherry. On the palate good savory backbone with some dark sour plum flavors and real purity. Intense and quite long, this has a lot of life ahead — 8 days ago

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Jean-Luc Colombo

Vallon De L'Aigle Cornas Syrah 2009

Had this last Friday as part of a virtualy birthday celebration. It was fantastic! — 12 days ago

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Muralee Murugesu

Muralee Murugesu

That’s the stuff!