2018 Domaine Vincent Paris Cornas La Geynale, Rhone, France ***pre-arrival 2021***

Regular price $68.88 Sale price $90.00

95 Points Vinous

Inky violet. Sexy dark fruit compote Moroccan spice cured meat and potpourri scents expand with air and pick up a smoky mineral quality. Deeply concentrated and chewy in texture offering palate-staining blackberry cherry liqueur and candied violet flavors that are energized by cracked pepper and mineral flourishes. Shows excellent clarity and dark fruit thrust on the youthfully tannic finish which hangs on with impressive tenacity and leaves a suggestion of bacon behind.

93 Points Wine Advocate

For whatever reason the sample of Paris's 2018 Cornas la Geynale seemed less expressive than his Granit 60 (both were tasted blind). Herb notes accent mixed berries in a wine that's medium to full-bodied and impeccably balanced with firm but ripe tannins and a long gently dusty finish. With its strong track record I have to think it's likely to show better next year when I revisit it.

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