Red

2011 Thierry Allemand Cornas Sans Soufre

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Cornas
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • clayfu wrote:

    June 10, 2018 - Pulling a Kevin Shin - a full day of fine wines over leisurely meals; 6/8/2018-6/11/2018 (Southern California): dark, tannic, Black fruited with an edge of rusticity on the palate. Really persistent tannin to match that dark fruit and game profile. Had a heavier weight that almost tasted of reduction with a saline presence. The nose shows similar in that it’s dusty, earthy cigar with black fruit. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • psmith wrote: 94 points

    February 26, 2018 - This is all about the nose. It's lifted and full of florals and dark fruit. There's a touch of "natural" funk, but it's at the level where it may actually add some charm at this stage. The palate isn't bad, but it's just not delivering at the same level and comes across as muted relative to where the nose is at. For now at least this is showing far better than the other Allemand '11s. I'll add a warning that the last (and only other) bottle of this I had a year or so ago showed very similar, but I made the mistake of leaving some in the decanter, where it turned into a real mess of a wine over a few hours.

  • Nanda wrote: 95 points

    February 26, 2018 - Dinner at Formento's (Chicago, IL): Coming off the Barolos, this was a big change of pace. Regardless, this is a stop you in your tracks "wow" nose. Super fresh and loaded with black pepper, smoke, olive and savory black cherry. Smooth with excellent concentration of black cherry fruit with still gripping tannin. Just so pure.

  • acyso wrote: 95 points

    February 26, 2018 - Dinner at Formento's with Michael (Chicago, IL): Yeah, baby, that's the stuff. The nose here is the most important and best thing about this wine. Drinking it is truly secondary. There's a slight hint of that natural mousiness, but once you get past that, it's that Allemand perfume with its black fruits and spice and hints of meat and smoke all wrapped up in an incredibly potent package. The palate is pretty textbook Allemand as well but it doesn't seem to have the same elevated lift that the nose has. I left a little in my glass over the dinner, and did notice some stinkiness towards the end.

  • B Paul wrote: 97 points

    February 3, 2018 - Lots of red fruit that is very bright. Pepper and spice as well. Very deep and complex. Delicious. Should age well, but so good now.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2014, IWC Issue #173 (link)

    (Domaine Thierry Allemand Cornas Vieilles Vignes Sans Soufre Reynard) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Thierry Allemand
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation Sans Soufre
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Cornas

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 25 (10%)
  • In Cellars 172 (67%)
  • Consumed 58 (23%)

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