($96) Deep, saturated purple. Explosively aromatic nose shows intense floral, blackberry, cassis and dark cherry, with a ripeness bordering on liqueur-like. Impossibly sweet and concentrated, with intense dark berry and plum flavors and an intoxicating, pungent floral quality. The fruit almost overwhelms the palate and builds impressively through the extremely long finish. A remarkable wine, with the power and balance to age for years.
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: January/February 2007
Wine Spectator | Rating: 94
A gorgeous nose of crushed blackberry, juniper and coffee leads the way in this seriously ripe yet well-structured Cornas that's loaded with additional tobacco, currant, iron, game and bay leaf notes. The long finish has awesome grip for the vintage. Please call me in a decade if you're opening one.