Louis Sozet

Cornas Syrah

9.66 ratings
9.64 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Wow. Insane nose. Just god level epic. Black olive. Hint of green olive. Clay. Granite. So deep. So aromatic. Blown away aromas. So mineral. Goes through many phases. Spice. Game. So distinctive. Palate is young but so impressive. Precise like a laser, stunningly red fruited and a hint of decadence but really fine and pure. This will take hours to unfurl. And unfurl it will. As it always does. That’s what Sozet does. This is the final vintage, sadly. Louis died and his cousin sold off 18 and 19 in the barrel. Nose is getting crazy olive and floral after air. Palate has prodigious concentration but this will need 3-5 hours to come around I think. This is from old old vines. Same as Tunnel Pur Noir. What a finish. 9.5 based on what’s there now. It’s so obviously great. But it’s tight!

With an hour of air the complexity starts to really show. So much going on. Superb freshness and purity. Slowly getting there. 9.55 now.

Wow. Insane nose. Just god level epic. Black olive. Hint of green olive. Clay. Granite. So deep. So aromatic. Blown away aromas. So mineral. Goes through many phases. Spice. Game. So distinctive. Palate is young but so impressive. Precise like a laser, stunningly red fruited and a hint of decadence but really fine and pure. This will take hours to unfurl. And unfurl it will. As it always does. That’s what Sozet does. This is the final vintage, sadly. Louis died and his cousin sold off 18 and 19 in the barrel. Nose is getting crazy olive and floral after air. Palate has prodigious concentration but this will need 3-5 hours to come around I think. This is from old old vines. Same as Tunnel Pur Noir. What a finish. 9.5 based on what’s there now. It’s so obviously great. But it’s tight!

With an hour of air the complexity starts to really show. So much going on. Superb freshness and purity. Slowly getting there. 9.55 now.

Dec 26th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.7

Ah-mazing. Nose of olive compote, black olives, game, violets, gravy, granite, intense blackberry, spice and so so so deep. One of the noses of the vintage. Complex, deep and concentrated with extraordinary balance and freshness. The freshness in these wines so so so epic. What sap and texture and it is so elegant: wow. This is on the level. So sweet and concentrated. Genius. Will last 20+ years.

Ah-mazing. Nose of olive compote, black olives, game, violets, gravy, granite, intense blackberry, spice and so so so deep. One of the noses of the vintage. Complex, deep and concentrated with extraordinary balance and freshness. The freshness in these wines so so so epic. What sap and texture and it is so elegant: wow. This is on the level. So sweet and concentrated. Genius. Will last 20+ years.

Jan 6th, 2019
Matthew Cohen

Nose is so meaty. Graphite. Earthy. Wow. Super acidity on this wine. Really Bright cherry fruit. Blind might guess spatburgunder like a hunsruck. Maybe the barest hint of green from the vintage. Life enabling freshness. Really just sparks the palate. Could wake the dead. A masterful effort in a vintage many considered a throwaway. Still young. bought from fass selections.

Nose is so meaty. Graphite. Earthy. Wow. Super acidity on this wine. Really Bright cherry fruit. Blind might guess spatburgunder like a hunsruck. Maybe the barest hint of green from the vintage. Life enabling freshness. Really just sparks the palate. Could wake the dead. A masterful effort in a vintage many considered a throwaway. Still young. bought from fass selections.

2 people found it helpfulMar 28th, 2019
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

No formal notes. All one wants in N. Rhone Syrah. Olive, meat, gorgeous berry fruit. Elegant and so so so pure.

No formal notes. All one wants in N. Rhone Syrah. Olive, meat, gorgeous berry fruit. Elegant and so so so pure.

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2020
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.6

@Delectable Wine this is Louis Sozet. Not in your system. This screams old school. From the same vines that Domaine du Tunnel use for Pur Noir except Louis’ are older and better. Lovely nose. Classic but also intensely granite based. So earthy. So floral. Not much fruit right now but so unique and aromatic. Palate is stunning. So balanced, pure and fresh. So juicy and complex with wonderful red fruits that dissipate beautifully. So fresh and deep. Tastes and smells like no other CORNAS. So great. Even in the somewhat difficult 2014 vintage. Amazing mouthfeel and texture. So suave. This is insane.

@Delectable Wine this is Louis Sozet. Not in your system. This screams old school. From the same vines that Domaine du Tunnel use for Pur Noir except Louis’ are older and better. Lovely nose. Classic but also intensely granite based. So earthy. So floral. Not much fruit right now but so unique and aromatic. Palate is stunning. So balanced, pure and fresh. So juicy and complex with wonderful red fruits that dissipate beautifully. So fresh and deep. Tastes and smells like no other CORNAS. So great. Even in the somewhat difficult 2014 vintage. Amazing mouthfeel and texture. So suave. This is insane.

1 person found it helpfulJan 3rd, 2019
PS Michaels

Unicorn.

Unicorn.

Oct 6th, 2020