Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah

9.512 ratings
9.54 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

Of course the 2014 Chaillot is in its early stages (although it is considered to be an early maturing and approachable vintage for Northern Rhône), but a multi-hour pre-dinner decant served it well as it was very open, giving and multidimensional showing great depth, power and an elegant backbone. Black raspberries, liquid stones, violets and a hint of black olive. There is a great midpalate richness leading to a long, finessed and lifted finish.

Of course the 2014 Chaillot is in its early stages (although it is considered to be an early maturing and approachable vintage for Northern Rhône), but a multi-hour pre-dinner decant served it well as it was very open, giving and multidimensional showing great depth, power and an elegant backbone. Black raspberries, liquid stones, violets and a hint of black olive. There is a great midpalate richness leading to a long, finessed and lifted finish.

Nov 8th, 2020
Web Bond

Leaner profile than some vintages earlier in decade. Arguably more classic.

Leaner profile than some vintages earlier in decade. Arguably more classic.

Nov 7th, 2018
boyd pearson

Taught and focused.

Taught and focused.

Jul 29th, 2017
Garrett Pierce

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Another beautiful wine from Allemand. Already vibrant, but grippy enough to age for a good, long while.

Another beautiful wine from Allemand. Already vibrant, but grippy enough to age for a good, long while.

Sep 7th, 2017
Benoit Duhamel

Probablement pas le moment de l’ouvrir mais je voulais voir ou le vin était rendu. Fruits rouges et noirs concentrés, violette. Le poivre se fait ressentir mais subtilement en fin de bouche. Il y a par contre un creux en milieu de bouche qui m’amène à penser que le vin est dans une mauvaise phase.

Probablement pas le moment de l’ouvrir mais je voulais voir ou le vin était rendu. Fruits rouges et noirs concentrés, violette. Le poivre se fait ressentir mais subtilement en fin de bouche. Il y a par contre un creux en milieu de bouche qui m’amène à penser que le vin est dans une mauvaise phase.

Nov 1st, 2020
Ben Christen

Great wine. Great nose, white pepper, great balance, just delicious.

Great wine. Great nose, white pepper, great balance, just delicious.

Jul 1st, 2020
Stephen Osgood

purple perfume...absolute perfection.

purple perfume...absolute perfection.

Jun 17th, 2018
Evan Bienstock

Young, yes. But bought off the list in Cornas, which is sort of cool.

Young, yes. But bought off the list in Cornas, which is sort of cool.

May 26th, 2018
Raj Harb

Decanted 8hrs on day 1 and consumed over two days. Gripping and ripping tannin. Intense violet. Developed a deep saltiness on day 2. Leave this for a while, but it is promising.

Decanted 8hrs on day 1 and consumed over two days. Gripping and ripping tannin. Intense violet. Developed a deep saltiness on day 2. Leave this for a while, but it is promising.

Dec 29th, 2017
Chantal Forthun

Winemaker Flowers Vineyard & Winery

10

Chantal had this 3 years ago

Chantal had this 3 years ago

Jan 8th, 2018