Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Terres Brulees 2015
Fun trick: mention Jean-Luc Colombo at a party of wine geeks and watch all the gnarliest wine guys' heads swivel to look at you (praying you have a bottle in your hand!). And you will now! Wow!
“JLC” is a true legend and his Cornas is a masterpiece. He and his wife Anne were both awarded the French Legion of Honor for their contributions to the wines of the Rhone over the many decades. So - it is with some “we’re not worthy!!” type feelings that we humbly and VERY VERY proudly offer this absolutely mind-rocking Syrah from the tiny but esteemed appellation of Cornas (the smallest in the Rhone at a wee 325 acres) at a once-in-a-lifetime price --- just ASTONISHING. 94 POINTS Wine Spectator!!
NOT for the shy. It is elegant and polished, but this is not for the “light and fruity” crowd, oh no. DARK, intense, and straight up COMMANDING. Concentrated but regal black fruits, smoke, marinated meat, olives and baking spices, deep and intense and IMMENSELY complex. A wine for big food, and a wine to age -- this will last for decades. The PRICE is just outrageous -- every serious Syrah drinker needs to have this. Wow! That’s all we’ll say - not a lot to go around -- just landed in the warehouse! Man, what a week!!
dark cherries, and blackberries, with spices, licorice, and cocoa. A very
rich mouthfeel with flavors of black fruit, jam, vanilla, spice and mineral
Technical DetailsCountry: France
Region: Rhone Valley
Varietal: 100% Syrah
Winemaker: Laure Colombo
Aging/Cooperage: The wine is aged for 21 months in oak barrels (15% new, 85% 1- to 4- year old).
About The Producer
Anne Colombo, whose contributions to Rhône Valley winemaking is
unparalleled. A devotee of the Syrah grape and armed with a pharmacy degree, Jean-Luc and his wife, Anne, opened their wine laboratory in 1984, “Centre Oenologique des Côtes du Rhône” and quickly developed a thriving reputation as a wine consultant throughout France. For their significant life-long contributions to their country, both Jean- Luc and Anne have been awarded the French Legion of Honor, France’s highest civilian award. The Colombo’s innovative approach in the northern appellation of Cornas was nothing short of revolutionary. Today, Jean-Luc Colombo’s wines express the typicity of their terroir with elegance and character, from
the Côte Rôtie in the northern Rhône to his Provençal roses.
a variety of other hearty dishes.
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