Saturday, 4 February 2012

Declassified Cornas

A chance to try a wine from a really famous producer for a reasonable price and its fairly easy to get hold of as it is stocked by the Rhythm and Booze off licences.

The famous Northern Rhone wine producer Jean Luc Colombo makes this
alongside his other more prestigious bottlings. The Cornas appellation
where Jean Luc Colombos wines come from sits in an east facing
amphitheatre and is sheltered from the elements which helps the Syrah
grapes ripen earlier than other regions. Wines grown here are said to
have authority and power!

Jean Luc Colombo
2009 Les Forots Cotes Du Rhone.
100% Syrah
Dark crimson purple in colour and sitting in a heavy bottle with very
deep punt.
On the nose it is very aromatic with cedar wood, smoke and dark brooding fruit!
The palate is mid bodied with a lovely tannin grip and texture in the
mouth. The fruit is fresh and has a nicely balanced acidity. Tastes
like wild hedgerow berry fruits with an aromatic spice finish.
Really excellent wine which got better through the evening. The 2008
vintage was superb in the Rhone Valley.
£12.49 from Rhythm and Booze