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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Vincent Paris Granit 30 Cornas 2009

With Cornas it was love at first sight.  The most southerly of the the main appellations in the Northern Rhone, often the earliest to ripen and pick due to the natural amphitheatre that traps in warmth and protects from the cool Mistral winds.

Old leather, wild herbs, meaty (raw beef) aromas, further supported by black pepper.  To add extra contrast, delicate florals too, and with some time in glass, dark fruit elements step forward.  Firmer and more rustic than many may be used to, breadth and length - complex, brilliant.

Pepper in the mouth, good acid, the acid seems to provide this secondary movement in the mouth.  Layered and minerally.  Tannin giving exquisite structure.  The wine giving the impression of pulsing, thrusting, flavour coursing through the mouth.  Those words again: Complex, brilliant.  
95 - Outstanding.

Source: Retail, Ultimo Wine Centre
Price: $60-65
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Cork

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  1. Stuart that sounds like a fantastic wine. I will have to track down some more of his vino. Plus its starting to hit perfect Cornas weather!

    1. Hi Richard, thanks for the comment. It certainly is a beauty. It just became more expressive as time went on. Loved it. Scott brings some in direct, might be worth a few for the cellar...

  2. Had this last year - agree, cracking wine. Granit 60 better for me. Geynale too much oak at this early stage (GW on winefront refers to Barossa like weight - think he's correct). 2010s apparently as good/better!

    1. Hi Sanjay, thanks for the comment. Would love to try the older vine material with the Granit 60, sadly budgetary constraints impact this! Have had the pleasure of Le Geynale from '07 - I felt like I was drinking the soil from whence it came with that wine: