Cornas, Northern Rhône

Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert)

Cornas Vin Noir Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.6

Needed a knock you on your ass so obviously great wine and decided on this. 17 is in a great place as well. Deep nose of blackberry, granite, soil tones, and blueberry. So much but so precise and focused. A lovely pottery studio aroma after air. Palate is ripe and juicy with wonderful precision and freshness and really terrific and succulent fruit. The elegance here is top notch. Beautiful mouthfeel and awesome purity. Such vivid fruit and backed up by terrific granite. Masterful wine. So poised. Let’s see what air does. Maybe it will get better? Long finish that pumps out blackberry on a granite slab. Just awesome. 9.6999. — 8 days ago

Ericsson, Andrew and 13 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Cornas Syrah 2002

Such a beautiful wine in a difficult vintage showing dark fruits, lots of spice with notes of meat, olive, pepper & violet. — 14 days ago

Iwan, Severn and 13 others liked this

Domaine J. Despesse

Cornas Syrah 2015

Decanted an hour. Lots of sediment. Beautiful nose. Sweet violets. Olives. Blackberries. Balanced and at peak, should hold here for a few years but I don’t see it getting better. — 15 hours ago

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Alain Verset

Cornas Syrah 2015

Was going to get the 2016 given I generally love that vintage across much of Europe but the somm talked me into the 2015 saying it was more open. He was right - this was delicious, and still traditional and “old school” with a restrained 13.5%. Tons of pepper and dark dark fruit with some olive. Very delicious with nice medium acid and a long finish. — 11 days ago

Severn, Ira and 3 others liked this

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2015

Good structure, balance showing lots of red & black fruits, spice, licorice, graphite, meat, olive & floral notes. — 8 days ago

Charles, Hermes and 12 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2004

Silky texture that is drinking well with notes of dark fruits, mineral, cola, licorice & floral notes — 14 days ago

Shay, Aravind and 12 others liked this

François Villard

l'Appel des Sereines Syrah 2019

Textbook Northern Rhone Syrah in a very affordable, drink now package. Bing cherry, currants, light and pleasantly integrated peppercorn and smoke notes, a touch of beef bouillon and soil. Medium bodied, pure textures of finely grained tannin and perfectly integrated acidity. Med+ on the finish. If you have been drinking new world syrah and are hesitant to buy in on a Cote-Rotie, Hermitage or even a Saint-Joseph, this is a nice entry point. — 5 days ago

Ira, "Odedi" and 8 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2016

Dark, inky with graphite notes showing dark cherry, berry fruits, lots of spice, olive & violet that is always on the elegant, silky & floral side. My youngest vintage opened of this great wine that will need a few more years in the cellar. — 11 days ago

Juan, Shay and 16 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah

Amazing aromatics showing black red berry fruits, licorice, olive, pepper with lots of spice & violet — 6 days ago

Shay, Juan and 7 others liked this

Mickaël Bourg

Les P'tits Bouts Cornas Syrah 2018

John Howard
9.6

Like @Lyle Fass said, completely insane! Absolutely perfect nose. Palate is not far behind. Blown away. — 13 days ago

Ceccherini, Anthony and 28 others liked this
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Lyle probably has so you can get it to San Diego
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@vinokeeno bought at High Treason in SF. You can prob get it from them…
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