Cornas, Reynard
Thierry Allemand

Cornas, Reynard, 2009


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vintage

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2009
12x75cl
DP
£6,038.46


Thierry Allemand, Cornas, Reynard, 2009

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Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

An old vine cuvée that is a blend of wine mainly from the Reynard vineyard as well as some of the Domaine’s other, older parcels. Even deeper than the Chaillot, meaty, thick-set and inky, deep flavours of dried flowers, minerals stones, black cherries, cassis and bramble with warming sloe and kirsch notes to the finish. Profound and jaw-droppingly intense, to be approached a good 7-10 years after the vintage.

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Josh Raynolds, Vinous

Date:
03/2012

Notes
Inky violet color. A heady, seductively perfumed bouquet evokes blackberry, cassis and licorice, with violet and Asian spice topnotes. Broad, palate-staining black and blue fruit and spicecake flavors show outstanding concentration and intense minerality. Clings impressively on the endless finish, which leaves mineral-accented blackberry and candied floral notes behind. I underestimated this remarkable wine last year.

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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