Cornas, Reynard
Thierry Allemand

Cornas, Reynard


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2015
75cl
DP
£523.20

2015
75cl
DP
£523.20

2015
6x75cl
DP
£3,139.22

Broking
Broking
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2005
12x75cl
DP
£4,838.46

2008
12x75cl
DP
£3,338.46

2009
12x75cl
DP
£6,170.46

2012
6x75cl
DP
£2,119.22

2012
6x75cl
DP
£2,179.22

2015
6x75cl
DP
£2,119.22

2016
6x75cl
DP
£1,939.22

2018
6x75cl
DP
£1,759.22


Thierry Allemand, Cornas, Reynard

2005
2008
2009
2012
2015
2016
2018

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep

ABV:
13 %

Notes

An old vine cuvée that is a blend of wine from the Reynard vineyard and some of the Domaine's other smaller parcels, this is perfumed, exuberant and as exciting and complex as Cornas can get. Scents of violet and cherry combined with flavours of rich blackberry notes set in a velvety, sumptuous tannic framework. For the long term.

Critics score


Score:
95

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
01/2008

Notes
(this is essentially the Chaillot with the addition of old-vines Reynard) Opaque purple. Explosive, room-filling bouquet of ripe blue and black fruits, fresh flowers, Asian spices and smoky minerals. Deep, sweet and velvety, with bracing cassis and boysenberry flavors, amazing mineral lift and hefty but fine-grained tannins. Extremely impressive and built to repay extended cellaring. (Allemand's 2006s were scheduled to be bottled in early December, two weeks after my visit. I tasted three stunning lots, with the Reynard especially palate-staining, but Allemand had not yet decided how he could combine these three components into two bottlings.)

specifications

country:
France

region:
Rhone

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


Thierry Allemand

Thierry Allemand

Thierry continues to make Cornas of majestic quality and is one of the few growers to shun the use of new oak barrels when raising his wines before bottling. Sadly many others have been badly advised – as Thierry so succinctly put it: “New oak doesn’t give anything to Cornas except faults.” Grapes are fermented as whole bunches, sulphur usage is as low as possible and the wines are aged in old oak barrels for 18-24 months depending on the vintage. His Cornas Chaillot is a blend of young vines and 20- to 40-year-old vines usually characterised by juicy blackberry and damson flavours with hints of pepper and chocolate. The Reynard is a cuvée made just from old vines that attacks the palate with its deep concentration of black olive, blackcurrant and intensely mineral, saline flavours. They both have the distinctive class and breed of great wines from a great grower.

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