Cornas, Northern Rhône

Johann Michel

Cornas Syrah 2015

2016!
Encore un bébé mais déjà très buvable! Beau potentiel. Parfait avec une belle pièce de viande bien juteuse!
— a day ago

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Domaine Lionnet

Terre Brûlée Cornas Syrah 2015

Family owned since the 1500s, macerated blackberries, jammy, hot, cracked black pepper on the nose, bright purple- good tannin structure- — 2 days ago

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Mark Haisma

Les Combes Cornas Syrah 2017

Very nice cold Climate Syrah. Haisma is making this now for many years. Fleshy reminded me of bubblegum candy balls. Orange 🍊 rind. I really did not could come up with specific fruit notes. However if you like northern climate Syrah this @ 13.5% is excellent. It sold out within 90 minutes at the tasting. Needs time. — a month ago

Chris, Tom and 5 others liked this

Domaine Auguste Clape

Renaissance Cornas Syrah

Meat and cheese night - I knew this would be big -big boysenberry and black fruits cured meat, little floral, celery root, spice - this is Syrah to the core big tannins that weren’t tamed much by five years in bottle (fortunately I have another) love it — 12 days ago

Amr, Trixie and 2 others liked this

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2006

A little light bodied and a bit heavy on the va but still had really classic olive briny campfire allemand aromatics — 5 days ago

Patrick & Christophe Bonnefond

Sensation du Nord Vin de Pays des Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2016

Definitely provides a “sensation” of the northern Rhône with its meaty, peppery black fruit, herbs and flowers but in an elegant package — 5 days ago

Severn, James and 4 others liked this

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Hermitage Syrah 2001

Haha... just wrong. One of the most well integrated wines I have ever had. Thrown off not getting the typical smoked meat/ olive tapenade characteristics of northern Rhône. Dark red fruits, slate, gamy, fresh pepper and the right amount of funk. Simply sublime — 5 days ago

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Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah 2012

Could use a bit more time in the bottle. Velvety dark fruit with smoked meats and graceful length. — 9 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 5 others liked this

Guillaume Gilles

Les Massardieres Gamay 2017

Wow. Can’t decide if this is plain dark or totally evil. Nose is dense blackberry and licorice flower. Almost sagrantinoey But it has a lovely sweetness. Palate is dark fruits. A bit of licorice. Mineral. Almost a hint of spicy mineral with a pleasant balancing hint of bitterness. The wine is on the sledgehammer side a bit so you have to be prepared for that. There is some brightness but it’s more In the background. As it opens some lovely licorice flower on the finish. Slightly pleasantly grippy texture. Not typical bojo gamay. But this has a place in a cellar. It’s a great example of what it is. Perhaps the only example of what it is. — 8 days ago

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E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 1990

Shay A
9.2

Monthly WTF wine group meet up. Theme was “bring something good”. All wines (minus the bubbles and SB) were tasted blind.

This was opened after the BS was corked. Needed only about 30mins to blow off some funk and then settled in as expected. Not funky, and not as much iron as I would have thought. The fruit is all stewed and muddled, mainly red and black fruits, with red clay, oregano, and chewy fig. Drink up.
— 7 days ago

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