92 Points – $69
Revisited. Last tried in 2005 the wine was young and tannic. 10 years later it has smoothed. Dark black with a tawny edge. Aromas of red berries, chocolate and spice. Flavors of dark blackberry, cedar and raspberry. Along truffle and chocolate finish.
A Bordeaux blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. -14 % alcohol
88 Points – $15
Cornas is 100% syrah made from old vines on property in the northern Rhone Valley. It undergoes a long maceration and is fermented 18 months in oak. It is black in color with aromas of raspberries, fruit and oak. Smooth and well rounded mouth of fruit and cassis with a supple long peppery finish. Truely a good Cornas. Would be great with meat or stronger cheeses.
Name: Cornas Arenes Sauvages
Region: Rhone, France
Maker: Cave de Tain L’Hermitage