Red

1997 Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Cornas
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Nyccablover wrote:

    April 15, 2019 - Renegade Wine Dinner - Thierry Allemand (Marc Forgione - Tribeca, NYC): This bottle seemed off relative to the '97 Chaillot I tasted in March. It poured very cloudy. The barnyard funk on the nose was similar but the palate here was all shrill acidity - not much else came through. I suspect this was flawed, but not sure what was going on. Not that pleasant to drink.

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  • Nyccablover Likes this wine:

    March 19, 2019 - Lots of barnyard funk on the nose here - not bad for me but some of the other tasters found this offputting. I thought this wine was in a nice place with the savory elements really coming forward along with some earthy forest floor. Fruit less primary. A nicely aged Cornas.

  • MC2 Wines Likes this wine:

    March 19, 2019 - Revenge of the Cornas (Michaeangelo Hotel): Definite split in the group between whether they preferred this or the '01 Reynard. I was a bit more in the later camp, but to be fair there's no way I'd move this from my glass. One of the only wines with some brett, but not in a bad way. Again a bit of that oregon forest floor where you get more of the pine needles and just the sense of refreshment and green. Black fruits. Some flowers poking through. It's a lovely wine.

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  • tooch wrote: 93 points

    September 20, 2014 - For SFJoe (Josefa & Mark's House - Chicago, IL): This had been opened earlier in the day and showed very nice. Classic, funky, meaty, are what came to mind when drinking this. Please pass the bottle.

  • Jeff W wrote:

    August 12, 2010 - This is quite tart and lean, with the mineral aspect of Cornas showing strongly. The fruit is pure (of course!) and the tannins are soft. It's one to drink and not to keep - as the fruit starts to fade it will lose balance. g

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    January/February 1999, IWC Issue #82 (link)

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2004 (link) 16+ points

    (Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot) This has a dense, earthy nose suggesting a little maturity. The palate is rich and creamy, but very savoury. Mature, earthy fruit flavours with a sweet edge. Not too much tannin but plenty of acidity. Lots of potential here, but should drink a little sooner than some of the other vintages.

  • By Chris Kissack
    December 2012 (link) 15.5 points

    (Thierry Allemand Cornas Chaillot) My last note on this is from eight years ago - I didn't really mean to leave it so long, but there's certainly no real rush based on this assessment. A fine sediment, and plenty of dark and hazy colour in the glass. Restrained aromatics, classic but not exuberant, with spicy notes of sweet leather, black olives, raspberries too, the fruit showing a lightly roasted feel. There is an appealing texture to it at the start and through the middle, the flavours similarly restrained, save for some exuberant raspberry-on-toast notes. The acidity only really comes through in the finish, although when it does so it does it quite forcefully, defining the character of the wine. It brings a touch of apple skin to the wine, alongside all the darker and more mature elements. Gives it a really clean and bright finish, with a crunchy fruit element, but does make the balance rather questionable.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Thierry Allemand
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Chaillot
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Cornas

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  • In Cellars 71 (60%)
  • Consumed 47 (40%)

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