Cornas Granit 60 Vieilles Vignes 2018

VINCENT PARIS

Cornas Granit 60 Vieilles Vignes
2018

Product code
512699
Format
6 x 750ml
Listing type
Allocated
Status
Unavailable
Product type
Still wine
Country
France
Regulated designation
Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
Region
Rhône Valley
Subregion
Northern Rhone
Appellation
Cornas
Varietal(s)
Syrah
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Producer's website

About this winery

Vincent Paris has rapidly ascended to become one of the stars of the tiny Cornas appellation. Blessed with a collection of small parcel, old vine vineyards (some nearly 100 years of age) which he inherited from his grandfather, Vincent has turned out some of the most exciting wines in the region in the past decade. The praise for Paris’ wines is almost universal, drawing consistently top marks from the Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. His wines...

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Notes about product

The name of this wine, "60", references both the gradient slope of the vineyard as well as the average age of the vines.

Production notes

33% whole cluster ferment at low temperatures, vinfied 2/3 in barrel and 1/3 in tank; aged in oak barrels for up to 12 months.

Press reviews

Decanter

- 95 points -

Matt Walls, October 2020

It has a nice balance between ripe fruit and some earthier, herbal scents. Very ripe, pure, concentrated. This has more class than most this year, it's well balanced, even if really very ripe and vibrant. Tannins are robust, ripe, plentiful, fruit-derived, finer than most. Long finish. 50-year-old vines on very steep slopes, 70% destemmed. No pigeage, natural yeasts. Wine spends 16 months in two to eight-year-old barrels. 

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Vinous

- 94 points -

Josh Raynolds, April 2020

Saturated violet. Spice-tinged dark berries, potpourri, olive and exotic spices on the highly perfumed nose. Juicy, focused and appealingly sweet, offering densely packed black raspberry, cherry and candied violet flavors supported by a spine of juicy acidity. Gently chewy tannins add grip to an impressively persistent, mineral- and spice-tinged finish that strongly repeats the floral note.

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Wine Advocate

(95-97) POINTS

Joe Czerwinski , December 2019

Paris's 2018 Cornas Granit 60 boasts remarkably pure notes of cracked pepper, blueberries and raspberries. Full-bodied, lush and creamy, it perfectly captures the ripe essence of Syrah, then adds a firm grounding of crushed stone and firm tannins on the finish. It should have close to two decades of longevity.

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