Cornas, Northern Rhône

Domaine Catherine Cuchet-Béliando

Cornas Syrah 2008

Lyle Fass

Holy hell this is great. I mean wow. Leather galore. Gorgeous, stunning, pure. So granitic and mineral. So expansive. Cocoa. Mint. Olive. So wafting and expansive. Palate is rich, ripe and dense with stunning purity, red berry fruit, a gamey, stoney character and lots of freshness. Awesome acids. Really elegant as well. Terrific inner mouth aromas. Really complex and finishes very stoney. So so long. Will only open more. I won’t get to evolve with it as I’m dropping off at a friend’s place for him to enjoy with dinner with some friends he needs to impress. Wow, this is long! Sickness. — 7 days ago

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Franck Balthazar

Sans Soufre Ajoute Cornas Syrah 2016

Beautiful nose of mineral, glycerin, meat, olive, pepper, graphite & violet with a silky, velvety texture on the palate. — 12 days ago

Iwan, Severn and 19 others liked this

Patrick Jasmin

La Chevaliere 2018

Lyle Fass

Big, ebbullient and deep nose. Black berry, black cherry, granite, some herbs as well. Very pretty and very refined for a Chevaliere. Palate is dense, juicy and explosive with awesome tiny berry red fruited intensity and a lovely granite cleanse on the finish and then a lovely hit of olive. Juicy and really nice tannins. This needs more finesse to be a Cote Rotie but it is close! Terrific power and concentration. Lovely wine. — 6 days ago

LM, Dick and 4 others liked this

Domaine de Fauterie

Cuvee H Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2009

Lyle Fass

Sigh. Life does not suck when this is open. Unreal nose. The most mineral wine in the Rhone. Wow. Berry, smoked meats, granite, so vibrant and expressive. Leather, red berry, black berry, even a hint of cassis. Some barnyard to add complexity. Oh man this smells so so good. This will need 4-5 hours of air but man is this palate ridiculous. Amazing balance, opulence and finished with huge granitic crunch. Velvety and aristocratic tannins. The delicacy and royal breeding of this wine is so evident. Unreal, the best 09 Rhone I’ve ever had. It’s not close. Nails the vintage but stays so true to the style. This has the most incredible tiny berry fruit. The balance is perfect. On a tightrope. Extraordinary. A wine that oozes class and refinement. Sweet and ripe fruit but it finished with the most elegant granite you can imagine. Such a long finish. So so long. Just starting to drink but needs more time. Maybe 3 more years? But will be hard to wait. Now the nose is getting airy and spacious. Aristocratic. What a palate. The elegance is ridiculous. This is so perfect. All in its place. And that finish. Just sick. It’s a 9.8 because I know it will get better with air/age and need to leave myself some room. — 14 days ago

Josh, Andrew and 11 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Renaissance Cornas Syrah 2010

Deep & rich with a strong core of mineral along with a smoky, graphite note — 6 days ago

Lyle, Severn and 10 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah 2015

The. Real. Deal. Very firm tannin, as expected. Fine grained and supple. Such a fantastic nose, it certainly delivered all that is promised. If only my time machine was working today I’d have gone forward ten years for a taste... — 20 days ago

Doug, Josh and 15 others liked this

Domaine Durand (Eric & Joel Durand)

Empreintes Cornas Syrah 2015

Nose: lilacs. Granite. Licorice as it opens.

Palate: sweet fruit. Delicious. Sleek and elegant texture. Some light licorice. Dusty graphite. As it opens the licorice is more pronounced.

Hour decant is optimal.

Bought from fass selections.
— 6 days ago

Andrew, Jonathan and 4 others liked this

Domaine Vincent Paris

Granit 60 Cornas Syrah 2011

Gentle fruity nose, vanilla, becomes a bit dusty with air. Rustic palette with soft grainy tannins, medium bodied with a nice line of acidity providing an uplift. Nice. — 12 days ago

Ivor, Peter and 8 others liked this

Domaine Alain Voge

Les Vieilles Vignes Cornas Syrah 2017

Delicious peppery with bold and smooth finish — 2 days ago

Alex, Tom and 2 others liked this

Hirotake Ooka

Cornas Syrah 2017

Fun, clean with plenty of fruit. In other words, not very Cornas-y. — 18 days ago

Daniel, Lyle and 9 others liked this