Served during a tasting on the four major french grapes. This wine is from the young wines of the highly rated Cornas by this producer. After being closed for the past few years it now has entered the drinking window. Nose of red and dark fruit with torrefaction, spices, leather. On the palate it has very present fruit, nothing austere here, and is met with excellent tannins at the finish. The peppery notes of Rhone Syrah are tame and not overbearing here as well. A great northern Rhone wine that does not break the bank. Decant for 1h.
Had on Christmas Day so going from memory. Loved it. A lot more sophisticated than I expected. Young yes but the tannins were not aggressive and still very approachable if decanted well. Leave next bottle for a couple of years if able. Yum !
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