Cornas, Northern Rhône

Mickaël Bourg

Les P'tits Bouts Cornas Syrah 2017

Lyle Fass
9.5

Stunning nose. Just sick. Smells like Sozet. Savory, stemmy, blueberry, smoke, granite and so much berry berry fruit. Wild aromas but also focused and clear. Mint as well. Stunning granitic expression. Palate is an avalanche of fruit that is concentrated and insanely juicy but also has amazing delicate but substantial tannins. Almost creamy but also huge granitic expression and insane freshness. Succulent and lip smacking. So clean and pure as the driven snow. Stunningly long finish that just pitter patters for minutes until it’s no longer on ones palate. This guy is a star. What balance and poise. It’s very fruity now with a granitic backbone but will age gloriously for 10-18 years. What a wine. — 4 days ago

Josh, Aravind and 9 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2004

Smooth from beginning to end with berries and earthy flavor... a very nice spicy/peppery finish. Well aged! — 10 days ago

Colin Nuckolls
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Ira, Severn and 5 others liked this

Jean Francois Jacouton

Terre de Feu Cornas Syrah 2016

Lyle Fass
9.4

Love 2016 and this wonderful Cornas from a new young star, Jean-Francois Jacouton. Gorgeous nose. So expressive. Big red berry fruit but tempered by awesome granitic minerality. A little tweed coat. SmokeZ Graphite. Even some pencil lead. So so aromatic. So elegant with wonderful purity and freshness. Love this elegant style of Cornas. Terrific purity and concentration and a wonderful finish that is super mineral with velvety tannins. Such terrific freshness. I love 16. Great today better in 3 years. — 24 days ago

E, Josh and 9 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 1986

Reddish tawny and almost opaque. Notes of cherries, roasted meats, some cranberry, blueberries and a little dark soil. Pleasant in the mouth. Fruit is a bit faded and light, making the finish dry when matched against the still present structure and acidity. Drink up. — 4 days ago

Mike, Shay and 15 others liked this

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2014

Winemaker said the 14 should have been a great vintage & comparable to the 10 but a huge rain storm & hail hit during harvest with only 60% of the grapes picked. Only 3-4000 btls made. He says the 14 is his favorite vintage for current drinking. — 17 days ago

Eric, Ryan and 9 others liked this

Domaine Alain Voge

Cuvée Les Vieilles Fontaines Cornas Syrah 2004

This was not as rich as the 06 & lighter in weight showing more meat along with olive & pepper. — 17 days ago

Ira, Ryan and 6 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2011

This was inky, perfumed & floral showing black cherry, raspberry, olive, pepper, licorice spice & violet. Still a baby but so balanced, silky with a long finish. — 5 days ago

Eric, Eric and 8 others liked this

Noël Verset

Cornas Syrah 2002

This had a funky barnyard nose when 1st opened that quickly blew off revealing dark red fruits, smoked meats, dried blood, leather, underbrush & floral notes. — 9 days ago

Eric, Ira and 9 others liked this

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Chailles Cornas Syrah 2006

I love this vintage for N Rhône & this btl showed how great the 06 is. This had dark cherry, berry fruits, olive, leather, dried herbs, licorice spice & violet — 17 days ago

Ira, Ryan and 6 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Renaissance Cornas Syrah 2014

Splendid. Had this over cheeses. Opened it an hour before. Gift from Antoine Manceaux. — 5 days ago