Red

1996 Noël Verset Cornas

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Cornas
Drink between 2003 - 2015 (Edit)
CT92.5 27 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • wilkinsmd wrote: flawed

    March 25, 2022 - Glad everyone got to enjoy theirs because this bottle was borderline undrinkable. Impenetrable funk on the nose that blew off after 30 minutes to reveal a generally unappealing, sharp nose. On the palate it was…oh nevermind.

  • SMWSLT Likes this wine: 95 points

    November 16, 2020 - A medium bodied masterpiece, this was a singular and memorable wine tonight. Blackberries, minerals, smoke, and spice, each cascading across the palate then merging into a long, silky, caressing finish. This wine has been at a plateau for nearly a decade. Surely it will lose its fruit at some point; but for now I revel in an "Old World" wine that could only have come from Cornas.

  • Charlie Carnes Likes this wine: 96 points

    January 10, 2019 - The Verset was totally cool. Literally, the red fruit was cool and bright. We all agreed to some sort of feralness to the wine. I thought it was perfect. Medium clear red fruit, light bodied with dove blood, and trampled grass, hay, tart and juicy, nearing succulent, with a hint of olive and spice. A tremendous, beguiling wine!

  • The Vines That Bind wrote: 96 points

    August 19, 2018 - Elegant and expressive nose that starts immediately with strawberry, cranberry, florals, cured meat, leathers, and clove spice. Cliche bacon fat, but so good. Powerful but elegant and delicate. Balanced and immensely flavourful. Subtle scorched earth paired with a bouquet of violets. Pure, clean, fresh, blackberry and ripe blueberry, currant and some cassis too. Good acid drives a crescendo finish. Seems to be getting smokier, this is excellent. Red and black cherry, layers of nuance and complexity.

  • clayfu wrote:

    July 30, 2018 - 96 has been a really stunning and complex wine the last few times I’ve had it and this night was no exception. Full of wild animal and olive tapenade but with chunky cool dark red fruit filling out the palate. Delicious drink.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Noël Verset Cornas 1985-2006 (Jan 2015), 4/1/2013 (link)

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View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2009, Issue #21, The Brilliant Cornas of Noël Verset

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2006, Issue #2, Recently Tasted Northern Rhône Wines

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  • By Chris Kissack
    March 2004 (link)

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

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Noël Verset
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Cornas

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 4 (1%)
  • In Cellars 146 (53%)
  • Consumed 123 (45%)

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