Guillaume Gilles

Nouvelle Les Rieux Cornas Syrah

9.39 ratings
9.44 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Take 2! As they ate my note. Third time this has happened now and all the same way. Seems a new bug is upon us. Gorgeous version of this and the best one yet. Nose of olive, cracked pepper, roasted and smoked meats, black/red berries. Huge granite and mashed violets. Stunningly pretty wine. So juicy and pure with perfect balance between fruit, granite, olive/meat and acid. Elegant and there but not there tannins. Finish could be a bit longer but on pop and pour this is an easy 9.5.

Take 2! As they ate my note. Third time this has happened now and all the same way. Seems a new bug is upon us. Gorgeous version of this and the best one yet. Nose of olive, cracked pepper, roasted and smoked meats, black/red berries. Huge granite and mashed violets. Stunningly pretty wine. So juicy and pure with perfect balance between fruit, granite, olive/meat and acid. Elegant and there but not there tannins. Finish could be a bit longer but on pop and pour this is an easy 9.5.

Apr 3rd, 2021
Paul Masson

High-elevation Cornas grown on white granite; light in weight (and alcohol) but fully ripe and expressive. Red-fruited and floral, with olive, black pepper, mineral complexity, and (faint) barnyard.

High-elevation Cornas grown on white granite; light in weight (and alcohol) but fully ripe and expressive. Red-fruited and floral, with olive, black pepper, mineral complexity, and (faint) barnyard.

Dec 12th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Stunning nose. Lavender, clay, granite, dark flowers, wild game and olive, so expressive. Palate is classically 16 and very refined with dazzling purity and so ultra silky and refined. Grippy and dense but ripe tannin and so pure and balanced. Elegant and long with distinctive mineral notes on the finish. Concentrated and fresh but with the grip and depth to age. Loads of olive throughout. Awesome.

Stunning nose. Lavender, clay, granite, dark flowers, wild game and olive, so expressive. Palate is classically 16 and very refined with dazzling purity and so ultra silky and refined. Grippy and dense but ripe tannin and so pure and balanced. Elegant and long with distinctive mineral notes on the finish. Concentrated and fresh but with the grip and depth to age. Loads of olive throughout. Awesome.

Oct 23rd, 2019
Kai Wright

Mmmmmm.., so much pure Syrah goodness... blackberry and dusty cedar and fresh tobacco. 👌🏾#highfallutin2019

Mmmmmm.., so much pure Syrah goodness... blackberry and dusty cedar and fresh tobacco. 👌🏾#highfallutin2019

Oct 13th, 2019
Ron Siegel

Drinking well that is showing lots of depth & purity with an ethereal nose of black cherry, raspberry, crushed rock, mineral, iron, olive, lavender & violets. I would decant as it threw off a lot of sediment.

Drinking well that is showing lots of depth & purity with an ethereal nose of black cherry, raspberry, crushed rock, mineral, iron, olive, lavender & violets. I would decant as it threw off a lot of sediment.

1 person found it helpfulSep 18th, 2020
Ron Siegel

Beautiful drinking Cornas that is deep & rich showing dark berry fruits, meat, olive, earth, crushed rock, mineral with good grip & length.

Beautiful drinking Cornas that is deep & rich showing dark berry fruits, meat, olive, earth, crushed rock, mineral with good grip & length.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2020
Matthew Cohen

Nose is elegant plum. A hint of funk on open.

Palate is so fresh. A hint of tanins. Plum. But less “sweet”

Decant for 2 hours or hold 2 years.


Bought from fass selections.

Nose is elegant plum. A hint of funk on open.

Palate is so fresh. A hint of tanins. Plum. But less “sweet”

Decant for 2 hours or hold 2 years.


Bought from fass selections.

Oct 10th, 2021
roland benedetti

Vraiment magnifique..
Peut etre juste pas aussi sauvage que ce que l’on peut attendre d’un grand Cornas.

Vraiment magnifique..
Peut etre juste pas aussi sauvage que ce que l’on peut attendre d’un grand Cornas.

Dec 27th, 2019
Luiz schwarcz

Luiz had this 3 months ago

Luiz had this 3 months ago

Oct 31st, 2021