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Sunday 12 June 2011

Domaine Vincent Paris La Geynale Cornas 2009

I'm a relative newcomer to Cornas.  Limited budget and limited tasting experience have denied me the pleasures until now.  Although the few experiences I have had leave me fearing I'm now like the teenager who has worked out it is not just for pissing out of, if you catch my analogy.

Vincent Paris purchased 'Le Gaynale' site off of an Uncle, 2007 was his first vintage off of the site, although he has been making wine in the region since 1997.  Apparently he's a young winemaker and seems set to challenge the established pro's such as August Clape for the mantle of top dawg.

This wine exudes black, concentrated, leathery, meaty aromas.  There's a faint nod to some blackberry fruit; but it's more about the savoury here.  Earthen, savoury characters through the palate and dry, twiggy mouth filling tannin.  It's not really a wine for drinking now.

This wine was part of a line-up at an informal dinner with Plumm GM John Pfister, in which we were looking at wines in different styles of glasses.  Some wth the wines known, some blind.  I commented on the night that this Cornas was made with some Syrah grapes, but it was mostly made with crushed up rocks from its granitic soils - I loved it.

Source: Leftovers from a Tasting
Price: $139
Alcohol: 145
Closure: Cork (of course)
Website: Importer

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