Cornas, Northern Rhône

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2010

Sooo seems 2010 Northern Rhône is ready! After a stunning 2010 Jamet in recent weeks I was inspired to try ‘10 Allemand. A multi-hour decant has it simply rocking, wafting distinctive, captivating Allemand aromatics of deep dark fruit, olive tapenade, charcuterie, violets and a liquid rock minerality. It’s at the point where fresh primary fruit meets the cusp of secondary, tertiary character. The palate is silky, vibrant and mineral with its structured tannins beginning to soften. I wonder how 2010 Reynard would compare. But Chaillot, with air, is most certainly ready, but of course only entering its prime drinking window. Love these wines! — 21 days ago

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Domaine Lionnet

Terre Brûlée Cornas Syrah 2020

More meaty as in iron and salty notes. — 22 days ago

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Finished my last of their 2010s last month. Still young.

E. Guigal

La Turque Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1985

1985 vintage. Wandered into an "in progress" tasting. Open (not decanted) for an hour before tasting. Light-medium body. Good color. Reticent nose with a slightly charcoal flavor profile. Tasted directly after a non-pic/forgotten 1er Cru 1990 red Burg (9.6) and just before the 1985 Sassicia (9.3). First World probs. Burg won the day. 3.1.24. — 21 hours ago

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Domaine Alain Voge

Les Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2006

Classic, elegant Cornas. This btl was probably slightly past prime, but Syrah has such staying power. — 17 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Mouline Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2004

Shay A

A bottle I contributed during a trip to Napa’s Premiere Napa Valley week. This was opened at Torc, alongside a ‘97 Leflaive Les Pucelles, ‘11 Leroy Blagny, ‘89 La Chappelle and two young Napa cabs from Simon Estate. La Mouline is always my favorite due to the amount of co-ferment with Viognier.

Deserving of a 1-2hr decant, this got about an hour open in bottle by the time we got to it. I opened the ‘04 La Turque just a few weeks prior, so I had a reference point to work with. Heady aromatics, as expected…dark potpurri, spice, mesquite and mocha. On the palate, the youthful bacon-fat of Cote Rotie was gone and had channeled the classical tangy barbecue profile alongside black olive, peppered red and black berry fruit, and smoked meat at the finish. Whereas the LaTurque was almost Burgundian in profile (elegant, light), this was somewhere in-between the “bigger” LaLandonne and LaTurque…big, but balanced, likely due to vintage. Aromatics and finish here were standouts. Open now with a quick decant or hold another few years.
— 2 days ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Beautiful line up!

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2012

Another great btl of this vintage showing pure flavors of black cherry, red berry fruits with graphite, mineral, smoked meats, licorice, spice, olive, pepper & violets. — 7 days ago

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Noël Verset

Cornas Syrah 1999

Alex Lallos

Oh la la. Complex and endemic. Stunning bottle of wine. Good luck finding one — 19 days ago

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Domaine Vincent Paris

Granit 30 Cornas Syrah 2015

Juan c homero g gernando noel rogelio — 5 days ago

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E. Guigal

La Doriane Condrieu Viognier 2019

This was outstanding. Honeysuckle and a hint of Meyer lemon drove this beauty. Crisp yet refined with a long finish. — 21 hours ago

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Rene Rostaing

La Landonne Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2016

David T

Amazing pair w/ my Braised Short Ribs. Savory meets savory fruits.

Photos of Rene, staff and Sofia & I in La Landonne Vineyard, the process of Short Ribs.

The one mineral you see in this vineyard with some prevalence that I’ve not seen in others is quartz.
— 15 hours ago

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