Cornas

An exclusively red wine appellation in the Northern Rhône producing wines made from the Syrah grape variety. A famous appellation back in the 18th century, Cornas' popularity had severly waned by the early 20th century, leaving many vineyards deserted and unkempt. Thankfully its success started to return in the 1980s with the arrival of one or two young ambitious growers. The last ten years have seen an even greater revival in fortunes with a good dozen high quality producers now making wine. The Cornas vineyards are planted on steep granite slopes with a number of different exposures, the resultant wine is usually one of the darkest most inky Syrahs from the Northern Rhône. Some refer to it as a mini Hermitage, though the best examples rival and often surpass the lesser examples of Hermitage. The wines are rich, spicy and sometimes quite burly in their youth so require a good 5-7 years before being approached, the best wines can happily age for at least two decades. The region's flag-bearer since the 1970s has been Auguste Clape, making complex and very traditional style wines. Since the 1980s and 1990s Clape has been joined by several other high quality producers, some of the best of whom are Thierry Allemand, Mathieu Barret of Domaine du Coulet and Vincent Paris.

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2010
 
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£1,800.00 ib
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2015
 
12x75cl
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£2,000.00 ib
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6x150cl
1
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£2,100.00 ib
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2016
 
6x75cl
3
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£700.00 ib
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12x75cl
1
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£1,500.00 ib
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2009
 
6x150cl
0
3
£1,260.00 ib
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2011
 
2011
 
12x75cl
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7
£625.00 ib
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12x75cl
1
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£680.00 ib
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2011
 
3x150cl
0
1
£637.39 dp
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2015
 
12x75cl
10
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£375.00 ib
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12x75cl
0
3
£401.78 dp
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2016
 
12x75cl
2
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£750.00 ib
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2010
 
6x75cl
1
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£1,850.00 ib
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2012
 
6x75cl
2
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£1,425.00 ib
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2015
 
3x150cl
1
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£1,850.00 ib
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