Domaine Lionnet

Terre Brûlée Cornas Syrah

9.213 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Max Reichwage

Good Cornas, good qpr

Good Cornas, good qpr

Oct 2nd, 2017
Ely Cohn

Cornas wines are a gem that I need to seek out more. They are bold, unsubtle expressions of what could be the world’s greatest red grape - Syrah. The best examples are extraordinary. As a friend recently observed, my generation could embrace Cornas the way my parent’s generation has embraced Bordeaux.

Domaine Lionnet is a tiny two person operation with just 2.2 tiny hectares. Terre Brûlée is something dense and rich, spectacular, and completely unostentatious and pure. The nose has generous blackberry and violet. The palette is supported with strong tannin and upfront flavors of blackberry and raspberry and with an underlay of meat, olive, and iodine.

The balance is what makes the beauty.

Cornas wines are a gem that I need to seek out more. They are bold, unsubtle expressions of what could be the world’s greatest red grape - Syrah. The best examples are extraordinary. As a friend recently observed, my generation could embrace Cornas the way my parent’s generation has embraced Bordeaux.

Domaine Lionnet is a tiny two person operation with just 2.2 tiny hectares. Terre Brûlée is something dense and rich, spectacular, and completely unostentatious and pure. The nose has generous blackberry and violet. The palette is supported with strong tannin and upfront flavors of blackberry and raspberry and with an underlay of meat, olive, and iodine.

The balance is what makes the beauty.

Nov 21st, 2018
John Landis

Pleasant nose; however entry is harsh and tannic. Fruit is light but typical of Syrah.

Pleasant nose; however entry is harsh and tannic. Fruit is light but typical of Syrah.

Apr 1st, 2017
JKT
9.1

First organic vintage almost BD. Even stinkier and earthy nose. Palate is a bit more towards stones than Gilles. Long finish but towards earth relative to fruit. Gordon's northern Rhone tasting 9/20/16.

First organic vintage almost BD. Even stinkier and earthy nose. Palate is a bit more towards stones than Gilles. Long finish but towards earth relative to fruit. Gordon's northern Rhone tasting 9/20/16.

Sep 20th, 2016
Keith Crump

This was good drinking now good fruit and acidity though I wouldn't think a long wait would improve things

This was good drinking now good fruit and acidity though I wouldn't think a long wait would improve things

Apr 3rd, 2016
Paul Barnes

"there is something about a brand-new Cornas that should not be missed. Muhammad Ali may have grown more savvy as he matured, but who can forget the young Ali, that dazzle and explosiveness?" — Kermit Lynch

"there is something about a brand-new Cornas that should not be missed. Muhammad Ali may have grown more savvy as he matured, but who can forget the young Ali, that dazzle and explosiveness?" — Kermit Lynch

Jan 23rd, 2016
Alain Jung

À conserver évidemment mais très prometteur

À conserver évidemment mais très prometteur

Oct 13th, 2014
Norman Tunnell

Deep flavor smooth Syrah

Deep flavor smooth Syrah

Feb 5th, 2018
JKT

BoxT1-2b

BoxT1-2b

May 25th, 2016
Richard Finn

Richard had this 3 months ago

Richard had this 3 months ago

Sep 2nd, 2018