Franck Balthazar

Chaillot Cornas Syrah

9.2242 ratings
9.285 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

Good but still a little more rugged than I hoped.

Good but still a little more rugged than I hoped.

Sep 9th, 2020
Sara Thomas

Violets, black olive, smoked meat, balanced acidity. Love this

Violets, black olive, smoked meat, balanced acidity. Love this

Apr 12th, 2020
Ryan Mullins

Throwing lots of sediment already.

Throwing lots of sediment already.

Oct 25th, 2018
Zachary Leinberger

2006 vintage in 2018? The wine held up better than the cork, and it held up pretty good! A wisp of smoke and focused minerality. Color me in love.

2006 vintage in 2018? The wine held up better than the cork, and it held up pretty good! A wisp of smoke and focused minerality. Color me in love.

Mar 13th, 2018
Tom Inners

1.5L were used as offering during the beef sacrament that took place at the annual meeting of the minds at The House of Prime (SF). Great depth and concentration while also offering lifting blue fruit and balanced acidity to support the feast of feasts.

1.5L were used as offering during the beef sacrament that took place at the annual meeting of the minds at The House of Prime (SF). Great depth and concentration while also offering lifting blue fruit and balanced acidity to support the feast of feasts.

Mar 5th, 2018
Ryan Mullins

Continues to unwind and get better

Continues to unwind and get better

Dec 3rd, 2017
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9.5

Inky ruby. Spicy, exotically perfumed aromas of cassis, cherry compote, potpourri and incense are complicated and lifted by a smoky mineral quality. Sappy, sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated but energetic bitter cherry, blueberry, olive and star anise flavors that deepen on the back half. The floral note comes back strong on a strikingly long, seamless, dark-fruit-driven finish that shows just a hint of harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Apr 2017)

Inky ruby. Spicy, exotically perfumed aromas of cassis, cherry compote, potpourri and incense are complicated and lifted by a smoky mineral quality. Sappy, sweet and expansive in the mouth, offering deeply concentrated but energetic bitter cherry, blueberry, olive and star anise flavors that deepen on the back half. The floral note comes back strong on a strikingly long, seamless, dark-fruit-driven finish that shows just a hint of harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, Apr 2017)

Oct 12th, 2017
boyd pearson

Wow. Like the best Cru Beaujolais with more weight

Wow. Like the best Cru Beaujolais with more weight

Jun 10th, 2017
Lee Pitofsky

dark red fruits, smoked meats, peppercorn with excellent length

dark red fruits, smoked meats, peppercorn with excellent length

Mar 12th, 2017
Austin Ferrari

Wine Director Hillside Supper Club

9.5

So much fresh fruit popping in the glass. Musty, perfumed, lots of black fruit.. really loving the wines from Franck!

So much fresh fruit popping in the glass. Musty, perfumed, lots of black fruit.. really loving the wines from Franck!

Feb 2nd, 2017