2015 Jean-Luc Colombo "Vallon de l'Aigle" Cornas

$224.95
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LAST CALL! Rare as hen’s teeth, this “Valley of the Eagle” Cornas cuvée is only bottled in truly great vintages like 2015. Deep ruby red color, with brilliant purple reflections, it has a very complex nose with subtle aromas of flowers, blueberries and mulberries. On the palate, it’s silky with floral notes of iris and violets with round and harmonious tannins. Wine Spectator called it “intense, with layers of dark plum, fig and blackberry confiture flavors rolling through, carried by smoldering charcoal and bay leaf notes. Grippy throughout, but the integration is there, while ganache, licorice root and sweet tapenade details fill in on the finish. Impressive.” Put this one away for a 20-year sleep!

Varietal:
Syrah
Winemaker:
Jean-Luc Colombo
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
18 months
Oak Treatment:
French Oak; 100% new
Appellation:
Rhone Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Cornas
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Syrah
Alcohol %:
14.5%
SKU #:
1WJLC15IR3CORNASAIGLE
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Wine Spectator

This is intense, with layers of dark plum, fig and blackberry confiture flavors rolling through, carried by smoldering charcoal and bay leaf notes. Grippy throughout, but the integration is there, while ganache, licorice root and sweet tapenade details fill in on the finish. Impressive. Best from 2020 through 2040. 75 cases made.