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2009 Domaine Courbis Cornas Champelrose
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91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - March/April 2012

Inky purple.  Complex, expansive bouquet of dark berry preserves, smoky minerals and spicy vanillin oak.  The palate offers concentrated blackberry and boysenberry flavors and impressive back-end mineral lift.  Gentle tannins add shape to the very long, sweet, penetrating finish.  This wine will be drinkable soon but has the depth and balance to age.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
91+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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