Cornas "Patou" Vieilles Vignes

2017
France
Rhône

100% Syrah. Grapes are pressed with an old-style basket press and aged 2 years in 2-7 year-old barrels. Some stems are kept for vinification.

"Patou" is the top site south of the village of Cornas with decomposed granite and a rich soil that gives supple tannins and perfumed wines. The oldest vines are 100 years old!

92 points
"Bright purple. Lush dark berry and floral scents are complicated by suggestions of olive and exotic spices. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors that slowly tighten up through the back half. Finishes with impressive persistence, delivering round, velvety tannins that frame the wine's appealingly sweet dark fruit and floral pastille notes. "
Josh Raynolds,
Vinous Media
, April 2020
95 points
"This delivers a rich and ripe core of cassis and crushed plum notes liberally infused with savory, rosemary and bay accents and flecked with olive and sanguine notes through the finish, leaving a long, mouthwatering echo. Best from 2022 through 2038."
James Molesworth,
Wine Spectator
, January 2021

SKU/Code: 
DB9744-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Syrah
Farming Type: 
Sustainable