Cornas, Northern Rhône

Domaine Auguste Clape

Renaissance Cornas Syrah

Ok should have waited on this - and I kind of knew it 2016 Vintage - purple rim boysenberry ,peppercorn ,big tannins having it with pan fried steak works ok ( I think I have another thankfully) Aeration helps here — 5 days ago

Trixie, Ira and 2 others liked this

Romain Duvernay

Cornas Syrah 2010

Nose was a bit stunted after first pouring from the coravin but still had nice, funky, earthy notes of fall leaves and forest floor. The nose opened up dramatically over the next hour, giving off a perfumed, floral bouquet, with hints of plumb, game, and spice. Tannins are still firm but not overpowering. Palate hits you with slightly under-ripe cherry, plumb, leather, and pepper. — 11 days ago

Franck Balthazar

Sans Soufre Cornas Syrah 2014

Drinking beautifully showing lots of dark fruits, meat, olive, spice box, mineral & violet. — 23 days ago

Tom, Iwan and 5 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2012

Another great vintage from the master that was complex, polished, silky & floral. — 4 days ago

Eric, Hermes and 17 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2001

The 2001 A. Clape Cornas is simply marvelous, showing off this enticing vintage in the Northern Rhône. The tertiary notes are starting to hit their stride with wild mushroom and damp earth tones that collide with red currants, bulls blood and iodine tones that all shine together in the glass. Still showing a strong core of acidity and dark fruits, the silky texture entices as leather, peat moss, and smoked meats all impress on the expressive palate. Fantastic now, this beautiful 2001 Cornas still has plenty of life left. Drink 2019-2027- 94 — 22 days ago

Shay, Kimberly and 23 others liked this

Compagnie de l'Hermitage

Le Taurobole Crozes Hermitage Roussanne Marsanne 2011

Lyle Fass

Awesome wine. Like a baby Hermitage Blanc. Nose of yellow fruits, minerals and loads of gras. Gorgeous depth. Almost a pastry like element as well. Elegant, nimble and super fresh with great purity and depth. Elegant and balanced with juicy fruit and nervy intense minerality. Juicy and explosive with a long lingering finish. Really stays with you. — 5 days ago

manyardo, Severn and 4 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2014

That special kind of wine that can display both elegance and power. Deep and perfumed, blackberry, black olive, hints of black licorice and cracked black pepper. Finishes superbly long and elegant. Shows itself best after 2 hour decant. — 18 days ago

Justin, Billy and 1 other liked this

Domaine Lionnet

Terre Brûlée Cornas Syrah 2015

Still fairly tannic with minerality. Opening up nicely after decanted for an hour. — 21 hours ago

Maxime Graillot

Cornas Syrah 2015

The standout of the night!!
Well balanced with strong red fruit on nose and silk texture on the pallet
— 12 days ago

M. Chapoutier

Les Meysonnieres Crozes-Hermitage Syrah 2013

Deep, deep purple with medium garnet undertones and a wide brim. Pretty classic Rhône nose full of violets and red and blue fruits slowly giving way to cracked black pepper and earth. So much lighter than I was expecting because I’ve been drinking so many domestic Syrahs lately. There’s absolutely nothing cumbersome going on here. Silky and smooth on the tongue with a nice streak of spice running throughout. Much more on the easy drinking side of Crozes-Hermitage with some underlying power. Dark cherries, blackberries, baking soda, and milk chocolate on the palate with a ton of smoke coming in later. French Syrah really is where it’s at. — 4 days ago

Jody, P and 4 others liked this


Have a good day! Nice review!🍷