Cornas "Cuvée Henri" Vieilles Vignes

2017

Over the years Gilbert's neighbor, Noël Verset, continually asked Gilbert why he didn't make a special bottling of only his oldest vineyards. Now that Nicolas is managing the domaine with him, they decided to give it a try and made just two barrels from "Patou" vineyards that are more than 100 years old. They named the cuvée after Gilbert's father, Henri. 

94 points
"Inky ruby. Heady cherry and dark berry preserve scents show outstanding clarity and complementary smoky mineral and spice accents. Deep-pitched black currant and bitter cherry flavors deliver a suave blend of power and finesse, and a suave pastille flourish lends complexity. Shows impressive energy and spicy thrust on the impressively long, youthfully tannic finish, which leaves behind notes of candied flowers and sappy dark berries. "
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, April 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB9743-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Syrah
Farming Type: 
Sustainable