1989 Thierry Allemand Cornas


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Cornas
Drink between 2007 - 2009 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • clayfu wrote:

    November 17, 2016 - The nose is an ethereal load of sweet fruit and spice with a pinch of spearmint. The palate was so vibrant and pure. Loads of acidity to carry the wine through on the palate and it was at that perfect stage where it hadn't yet turned sweet but had compelling savory elements to it. Surprisingly weightless. Gorgeous wine, what a treat to try.

  • salil wrote: (93 points)

    November 22, 2015 - A bottling labeled "Cuvée Jeunes Vignes", which I never knew even existed. Thanks, Suzanne - this is indeed a rarity. A bit quiet at first, but slowly this emerges with air; an array of fresh red fruits and olives, leather, earth, floral and spicy notes, and other mature savoury elements all coming together seamlessly on a lightweight frame. The tannins seem fully resolved (more so than in the Gachon alongside), but there's plenty of acidity here bringing structure and keeping the fruit fresh.

  • bristol411 wrote: (92 points)

    November 10, 2010 - I think this might be the first vintage of Allemand's sublime cornas commercially sold in the UK. Only one cuvee until 1991. This was delicious, black fruit, spice and a little pepper on the nose, maybe a hint of mint. Rich slightly creamy inn the mouth, smooth fruit, well balanced. Still a delight to drink.

  • SimonG wrote:

    November 8, 2010 - Cornas (28-50, London): Bright ruby. Really vibrant. Lovely nose, more burgundian than cornas. Surprisingly fat and leggy in the glass. Again, quite burgundian palate though more acidity and alcohol than burg. Seems to be getting more acidic. Doesn't quite live up to th einitial premise of the nose. ***

  • bristol411 wrote: (92 points)

    July 29, 2010 - Still drinking well, pure precise fruit, very smooth, and intense concentration of fruit. Wow a very pleasant surprise

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1989
  • Type Red
  • Producer Thierry Allemand
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Cornas

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (15%)
  • In Cellars 29 (60%)
  • Consumed 12 (25%)

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