Cornas, Northern Rhône

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2015

Expressive nose showing dark fruit, graphite, spice, mineral with meat, blood, iron, underbrush & violet that is balanced, finessed with a silky texture — 14 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

L'Hermitage Syrah 1999

Dark and pure. Gnarly fruit with great intensity. Savory and slightly wild but very sophisticated. Intense, with a long life ahead. — 9 days ago

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Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2008

Excellent 08. Chave and Allemand really nailed the difficult vintage in Northern Rhône, and 2008 Hermitage is showing beautifully tonight, fresh, elegant and detailed with aromas of juicy red berry fruit, bacon, roasted herbs and smoky minerals. While not an exceptionally deep and concentrated rendition in 2008, it’s really a considerable success, and it’s fully open, giving and ready to drink. — 21 days ago

Russ, Jan and 14 others liked this
Neil Valenzuela

Neil Valenzuela

Wow!! 🤩

Noël Verset

Cornas Syrah 1989

Absolutely sublime, redfruits, still shows lovely structure, suave flavors and super long, lingering finish, this is truly an amazing Rhône Syrah, one of the best I’ve ever had!! Fortunately I won the cork lottery on this bottle!! — 19 days ago

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Ira Schwartz

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@Doug Powers I have never had the opportunity to get a taste
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@Doug Powers you purchased on release?
Doug Powers

Doug Powers

@Ira Schwartz , yes. I also purchased other Verset vintages, 1983/1985/1986/1988/1990, most of which are gone, but I know I still have the odd bottle of this or that vintage.

Domaine Jamet

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1998

When Jamet with age is on it’s really on. ‘98 is showing beautifully tonight, fully open and giving wafting seductive and perfumed aromatics of ripe blackberry fruit, smoked meats, camphor and exotic spices with an elegant, satiny palate with melting tannins and a stunningly long finale. Beautiful wine, and for my tastes at its peak. — 6 days ago

Jan, Tom and 5 others liked this

E. Guigal

Château d'Ampuis Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2003

Nose was closed for the first 90 mins. Now giving way to gentle tobacco and dark cherry A touch dry on the front of the palate but rounds out into a juicy and long finish. Very nice. — 6 hours ago

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Thierry Allemand

Cornas Reynard (R) Syrah 2015

En Magnum. A rare treat. Ethereal body and elevated mid-palate. Feminine, if that’s possible. Wow. — 20 days ago

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Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

Imprecise, rustic and truly arteasanal. Despite this I have the feeling it will improve a lot with time. Perfect wine for food pairing. 93-93+ — 10 days ago

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Pierre Gonon

Saint-Joseph Syrah 2011

Love these wines. Rare to find with some age! 2011 is superb tonight, complexly aromatic wafting layers of dark fruit, olive tapenade, camphor, bacon fat and black truffle. The palate shows excellent density and concentration with balanced acids, melting tannins and a stunningly long finish. Beautiful wine. — 13 days ago

Jan, Tom and 7 others liked this

M. Chapoutier

Chante - Alouette Hermitage Blanc Marsanne 2022

An average showing if not overly correct. — 20 days ago

Juan, Shay and 3 others liked this