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2005 Domaine Courbis Cornas Champelrose
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - January/February 2008

($48) Ruby-red. Ripe red and dark berry aromas are complicated by cured tobacco and dried flowers. Nicely focused dark fruit flavors are firmed by youthful tannins and gain sweetness with air, finishing with mounting sweetness and outstanding persistence. I'm impressed by the marriage of depth and clarity here.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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