2008 Domaine Lionnet/Terre Brulee Cornas
Producer: Domaine Lionnet/Terre Brulee
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
88-90 Points | International Wine Cellar , January/February 2010
From Brugeres and Chaillot: Highly floral, with strong red berry character and good mineral underpinning. Brisk and nervy on the finish. From Combe: Exotically perfumed violet and rose scents lift fresh raspberry and blackberry aromas. Juicy dark fruit flavors become tannic with air and finish with good grip and a note of licorice. From Les Mazards: Incense, potpourri and red berry preserves on the nose. Showing pinot-like qualities, with sweet red fruit flavors and strong spicy kick.
About the Rhone Valley
Along with Bordeaux and Burgundy, Rhone Valley wines are some of the world's greatest red wines. But keep in mind that the Rhone Valley is really two distinct regions. The Northern Rhone produces powerful, aromatically complex ...
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While the grape is currently grown throughout the world, the most elegant Syrahs still come from the Northern Rhone valley, particularly the appellations of Côte Rôtie, Cornas, and Hermitage. Here, steep, terraced vineyards help produce full-bodied, intense, tannic wines loaded with white pepper and red fruit. In the vineyard, Syrah is largely cooperative- vines are productive, but not overly vigorous. Skins are thick, helping the grape...
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