Jacques Lemenicier

Cornas AOC Syrah

9.219 ratings
9.38 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

In a great spot. Big olives on the nose. Blackberry. Granite. Floral. Dark. So lovely. Palate is lively and fresh with terrific acidity and balance. Such lovely purity. Very juicy with loads of fruit but also so lively and lipsmackjng. Elegant tannins and great length. Nice complexity and stoniness on the finish.

In a great spot. Big olives on the nose. Blackberry. Granite. Floral. Dark. So lovely. Palate is lively and fresh with terrific acidity and balance. Such lovely purity. Very juicy with loads of fruit but also so lively and lipsmackjng. Elegant tannins and great length. Nice complexity and stoniness on the finish.

Apr 28th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

French wine, it's been a minute. Hugely aromatic. Wild flowers, game, black olive, granite, so gritty yet profoundly uplifting aromas. Palate is complex and deep with a silken structure, outstanding purity and freshness and lingering taste of blueberries. Terrified. Needs 45 minutes to get going.

French wine, it's been a minute. Hugely aromatic. Wild flowers, game, black olive, granite, so gritty yet profoundly uplifting aromas. Palate is complex and deep with a silken structure, outstanding purity and freshness and lingering taste of blueberries. Terrified. Needs 45 minutes to get going.

Aug 30th, 2016
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.3

Kick ass aromas, full spectrum. Lavender, smoke, beefy blood, mineral and stony. Super pretty and elegant. Lovely purity and freshness. Terrific. Pitch perfect acid. Nothing out of place.

Kick ass aromas, full spectrum. Lavender, smoke, beefy blood, mineral and stony. Super pretty and elegant. Lovely purity and freshness. Terrific. Pitch perfect acid. Nothing out of place.

Sep 17th, 2015
Dan Fishman

Winemaker Donum Estate

9.1

Nice balance between the blueberry and savory side, with some olive/thyme notes to keep things interesting.

Nice balance between the blueberry and savory side, with some olive/thyme notes to keep things interesting.

Apr 26th, 2015
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

8.9

Big fruit, carbonic? Juicy and ripe with wonderful acid. Lovely. Juicy. On the lighter side of Cornas.

Big fruit, carbonic? Juicy and ripe with wonderful acid. Lovely. Juicy. On the lighter side of Cornas.

Feb 24th, 2014
Brian Tabolt

Big fruit great balance. Grapes. Drinking great but still feels like it could go a bit longer

Big fruit great balance. Grapes. Drinking great but still feels like it could go a bit longer

Feb 25th, 2017
Devin Bray

Wow. The woman at the winery warned me that this wine is very ripe and young, and usually would not be suitable for drinking for another 4.5 years. I can see what she means. Huge, ripe blueberry fruit dominates the usual Cornas terroir of lead, granite, thyme and crushed flowers, making for a delicious treat, albeit obviously a baby meant to be brought up properly over the next half decade. Buy and cellar if you can.

Wow. The woman at the winery warned me that this wine is very ripe and young, and usually would not be suitable for drinking for another 4.5 years. I can see what she means. Huge, ripe blueberry fruit dominates the usual Cornas terroir of lead, granite, thyme and crushed flowers, making for a delicious treat, albeit obviously a baby meant to be brought up properly over the next half decade. Buy and cellar if you can.

Jun 24th, 2016
Matthew Christ

Dark. Velvety. Tannic. Great closer.

Dark. Velvety. Tannic. Great closer.

Oct 16th, 2015
Shaji Mathew

Delicious Syrah from the legendary Jacques Lemenicier. Great structure and acidity. Available now through Sierra Nevada imports.

Delicious Syrah from the legendary Jacques Lemenicier. Great structure and acidity. Available now through Sierra Nevada imports.

Apr 2nd, 2015
Ronnie Sanders

Owner/Importer Vine Street Imports

9.3

Ronnie had this 2 years ago

Ronnie had this 2 years ago

Mar 29th, 2017