Red

2015 Franck Balthazar Cornas Chaillot

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Cornas
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Nanda wrote:

    October 5, 2019 - Blind N. Rhones: Powerful and rich. Pepper and olive is there. This is a vintage that needs time. Not as expressive or interesting as bottles tasted on release. Upside from here.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Jeremy Holmes wrote:

    September 2, 2019 - A deeply pitched Syrah of ripe dark fruits, but so much plant matter nuance. It is inky, cerebral, savoury and layered. There's some black olive tapenade, violets, blood plum and tar. It has great depth and proportioned and is not forced in any way. There's no artifice, just pure Syrah joy.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Nyccablover Likes this wine:

    March 19, 2019 - Tasted side by side with the '15 Paris Geynale - this wine seems more like young Cornas to me. Dark berries, great spine of acidity here and lots of grippy tannins - savory grilled meat notes and some florals lurk in the background. This is going to need quite a bit of time to come around - but great structure - hold

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    March 19, 2019 - Revenge of the Cornas (Michaeangelo Hotel): Again this is a really lovely wine. Here more purple flowers (I get violets although others were getting lavender). Lots of dark fruits. Just this touch of sweet but in that perfectly ripe and not over ripe way. There are still the more drying tannin, but it is a very young wine. Quite enjoyable though.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • C Chen Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 9, 2019 - Drank with Wilson one late evening.

    Crazy delicious Cornas. Full display of brooding notes and aromatics, yet incredibly restrained in youth. So tannic that after about a glass, the wine couldn’t be enjoyed like it was earlier.

    This will be an absolute killer wine down the line (aka at least a decade or two). Problem is— the wait time will be ridiculous for a wine of this level.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Franck Balthazar
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Chaillot
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Cornas
  • UPC Code 8580960807991

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 307 (24%)
  • In Cellars 839 (66%)
  • Consumed 126 (10%)

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