Thierry Allemand

Reynard Cornas Syrah

9.5100 ratings
9.552 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Boxer Briefs

Out of magnum, he says this is the best bottle of wine he ever produced. Story goes that in a terrible vintage he did everything he could to produce a minimal amount of wine and it turned out to be about a ton or a ton and a half. Incredibly concentrated, no signs of under ripeness, this wine was a monster, a baby that kept evolving in the glass, it was actually too big for me and the medicine I’m taking. Instant headache just from tasting and spitting. Crazy powerful. Reminiscent of Australia without the herbs. Power with finesse.

Out of magnum, he says this is the best bottle of wine he ever produced. Story goes that in a terrible vintage he did everything he could to produce a minimal amount of wine and it turned out to be about a ton or a ton and a half. Incredibly concentrated, no signs of under ripeness, this wine was a monster, a baby that kept evolving in the glass, it was actually too big for me and the medicine I’m taking. Instant headache just from tasting and spitting. Crazy powerful. Reminiscent of Australia without the herbs. Power with finesse.

Mar 20th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.6

This is still so tight and wrapped up, yet already compelling in the glass. All the things- dark blue fruit, leather, meat, smoke, rocks, flowers. A great wine now, I can only imagine this in another few years.

This is still so tight and wrapped up, yet already compelling in the glass. All the things- dark blue fruit, leather, meat, smoke, rocks, flowers. A great wine now, I can only imagine this in another few years.

5 people found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Thomas Pastuszak

Sommelier/Wine Director The NoMad

9.6

2008: from magnum, so much freshness, and great fruit & mineral weight, a favorite vintage

2008: from magnum, so much freshness, and great fruit & mineral weight, a favorite vintage

2 people found it helpfulJul 19th, 2014
Julia Weinberg

Star of hrr14 syrah night, thank you raj v!

Star of hrr14 syrah night, thank you raj v!

1 person found it helpfulJul 21st, 2014
Julia Weinberg

Bloody lamb, cured olives, hatcho miso. And just goddamn delicious.

Bloody lamb, cured olives, hatcho miso. And just goddamn delicious.

1 person found it helpfulMar 18th, 2014
Doug Kahn

🔥🔥🔥

🔥🔥🔥

May 3rd, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

A little brett up front that blew off but a wonderful wine.

A little brett up front that blew off but a wonderful wine.

May 22nd, 2016
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.3

Intense and still really tight.

Intense and still really tight.

Nov 13th, 2015
Anthony Cailan

Fucking stunning

Fucking stunning

Nov 5th, 2015
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.5

So damn good. Cassis and white pepper crushed stone and violets. Incredible crushed herbs float above the stony finish .

So damn good. Cassis and white pepper crushed stone and violets. Incredible crushed herbs float above the stony finish .

Oct 3rd, 2015