Rhône Syrah

Maryline et Christophe Billon

Les Corendies Collines Rhodaniennes Syrah 2014

My last bottle of the 14. Still has a few years left. Nose is so gorgeous. Sweet smoke, crushed granite, white pepper, tart blackberry. Very savory and salty in the mouth. Very mineral. Great acids. Nice length and persistence. This went wicked well with crispy-fried Szechuan beef, cutting through the sweet/spicy notes. — 6 days ago

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Wow I’ll have to try with Chinese! I’m 10 blocks from Chinatown.

Domaine Jean-Louis Chave

Offerus Saint-Joseph Syrah 2015

First introduction to the power of J.L. Chave. Dried blueberries and cherries fill the nose followed by a rush of pepper and freshly dried herbs, particularly thyme and rosemary. Dried cranberries and red currants lead the charge on the palate with smoked meat and the earthiness that I love from Rhône style wines right behind. Terrific mouthfeel with the right amount of tannins and acidity, and a long fruit forward finish. Chave’s Hermitage is a top dream wine for me, and this just adds fuel to the fire. — 6 days ago

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I had an ‘11 Chave Hermitage a month or two ago and it was very impressive, even if obviously a baby.
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@Shay A jealous... would love to get my hands on a ‘09 or ‘10 one of these days.

Paul Jaboulet Aîné

La Chapelle Hermitage Syrah 1999

Currently in a good place, with the expected tobacco and leathery notes coexisting perfectly with the darker fruit elements. Great now, I wouldn’t wait much longer. — 8 days ago

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Guillaume Gilles

Cornas Syrah 2014

Still a baby but with so much promise! Great balance & a velvety texture that will continue to improve. — 6 days ago

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Delas Frères

Les Bessards Hermitage Syrah 2009

To be honest I would not have opened this but my friend wanted to share. Who am I to argue. Every preconceived notion I had was wrong. Too young and not approachable , wrong! Alcohol is going to be intrusive because of the vintage, wrong . Wood is going to dominate, wrong. A beautiful open nose flows into a well rounded and smooth ball of fruit nirvana. Goes without saying five years into the future this will be even better. — 7 hours ago

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Nice and honest description 👍

Château de Saint-Cosme

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2009

Color : Red
Wine estate : Château Saint Cosme
Designation : Côte-Rotie
Name : Saint Cosme
Country : France
Vivino : 4.5/5
Note : A blood red robe, an animal nose on floral notes. This Cote-Rotie makes us travel in a wonderful world. On the palate, an explosion of flavor on the woody side, red fruits and floral. A delight and a pleasure shared with the family around a perfectly made lamb, a marvel!
Une robe rouge sang, un nez animal sur des notes florales. Cette Cote-Rotie nous fait voyager dans un monde merveilleux. En bouche, une explosion de saveur sur le côté boisé, fruits rouges et florale. Un délice et un plaisir partagé en famille autour d’un agneau parfaitement réalisé, une merveille !
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— 9 days ago

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E. Guigal

Hermitage Syrah 1999

Blown away by this 1999 tonight. Lots of great New England sports tonight so I needed something with some backbone. This is really terrific! #goredsox #gopatriots — 10 hours ago

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@Evan Bienstock Watching Boston & Houston right now Cheers ⚾️
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Two wins. One night. Nice!
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@Tom Casagrande a good night for the home teams!

Domaine Catherine Cuchet-Béliando

Cornas AOC Syrah 2000

I don’t rate wines this high often. Almost never. This was just stupendous. Beautiful, complex and layered nose of flowers, berries and game. Like a red-meated DRC, that good. Both adequately ripe and cherry-fruited and savory, herbal and bloody. Rich but decidedly middleweight on the palate. Long and subtle finish. No roughness, no rusticity. Gorgeous. Hard to imagine a better Syrah, even in the abstract. A @Lyle Fass discovery, and one of his best — 5 days ago

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Oh, the mostly part. I think JM Stephan 15 Coteaux du Tupin is better. But that’s it. Also 2013 will be incredible in 15 years.


How do the michel cuchet wines differ from the Robert Michel domaine wines?
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@Blorg from 2008 on the wines are raised by Guillhaume Gilles. Then, when Michel Made then it is 100% Chaillot while Michel’s Cornas is Geynale which is essentially the other side of Chaillot. Also the aging at Cuchet is much longer. It was no wood at all and concrete for 5 years. I think when GG took over they added some older wood.

E. Guigal

La Landonne Côte-Rotie Syrah 1990

Dark reddish tawny color, almost opaque with amber rims. Knockout nose. Notes of ripe cherry, sweet cranberries, iron and granite, some menthol and a little black pepper. Perfectly balanced in the mouth. There is a great core of fruit the hangs around in a long finish. Tannins integrated but nice structure remains. Awesome juice that with hours of air got better and better. — 2 days ago

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Paul Jaboulet Aîné

Les Jumelles Côte-Rôtie Syrah 1985

Very approachable. Open slightly soured tangy blue fruit. Very resolved. Lacks some of the interesting secondary notes of more profound Cote rotie but very accessible now — 14 hours ago

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