Cornas, Gore
Domaine du Coulet

Cornas, Gore


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2009
6x1.5L
DP
£1,418.46


Domaine du Coulet, Cornas, Gore

2009

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13 %

Notes

From a part of the same vineyard used for Billes Noires, Arlettes. 40-year-old vines planted on very poor granite soils, where a very windy micro climate that makes for perennially low yields from tiny berries, are set apart and made separately in only the best vintages. An intense savoury and spice note strikes you immediately, wonderful flavours of rock salt, mineral, white pepper, saddle leather and dried herb mixed with thick satin-textured layers of cherry compote, bramble, raspberry and morello. Frighteningly concentrated and complex.

Critics score


Score:
93

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
03/2012

Notes
Glass-staining purple. Compelling nose shows intense floral, blackberry, cassis and Indian spice qualities, along with a slow-building licorice component. Sappy and deeply concentrated, with intense dark berry flavors and pungent floral character. The floral note builds impressively through the long, spice-dominated finish, which shows outstanding verve and clarity.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

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Domaine du Coulet

Domaine du Coulet

On the evidence of owner Mathieu Barret’s first vintage, this Domaine is going places quicker than the TGV. He is a young star who runs his 4 hectares of vineyards biodynamically, one of the only one do so in the region. He owns three parcels of south and southeast exposed vines in the Arlettes, Mazards and Reynards that average 30 years old. The grapes are destalked and vinified in cement eggs and then aged in used oak demi-muids. These is Cornas with a difference, striking bright and almost burgundian in style.

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