thierry allemand, cornas, reynard 2016
VINOUS
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2016 thierry allemand, cornas, reynard

Why We're Buying

Cornas Reynard is the Shaq to Cornas Chaillot’s Kobe. The iconic cuvées from Thiérry Allemand have made him a superstar in Northern Rhône, despite no formal winemaking education. Cornas Reynard serves as the unsung hero of the region with critics and investors now giving it the attention it deserves.

Critics Scores

VINOUS
97

Vinous

Brilliant purple. Dark fruit, floral and spice qualities on the hugely perfumed, expansive nose, along with suggestions of incense, olive and smoky minerals. Stains the palate with powerful, youthfully concentrated blueberry, cassis, spicecake and violet pastille flavors that are given spine and lift by a core of zesty acidity. Lingers with outstanding tenacity on the sharply delineated, floral-driven finish, which is shaped by chewy, slow-building tannins.