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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Domaine du Coulet

Region:

Rhône

Appellation:

Cornas

Grape Type:

Syrah/Shiraz

Cornas, Les Billes Noires, 2011

12x75cl £625.00

6 bottles

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12x75cl £680.00

1 case

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Tasting Note:

Dense, ripe, velvety and really inviting; delicious and open but much more complex and solid than the pretty, early drinking Brisse Cailloux. A fabulous 2011 effort with notes of cool dark ripe cherries, crème de mûre, bilberry, crushed stones and floral notes. Complex fruity and harmonious with a fine tannic spine providing the structure. From the high-up Arlettes vineyard, the name Billes Noires or ‘Black Marbles’ refers to the consistently tiny grapes that this single vineyard produces. They are the estate’s highest vines, the soils
here are shallow, very well drained and yields are extremely low.

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