2015 Vincent Paris "La Geynale" Cornas (Pre-Arrival)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Cornas La Geynale comes from the oldest vines of the estate and the lieux-dits of Reynard and La Genale, all steep, granite terroirs. This cuvée, which is never destemmed, is aged in older barrels. It's certainly the most classic in style, with more pepper, game, olives and earth, yet still possesses the same purity, fruit and wealth of material found in these cuvées. Full-bodied, deep, concentrated, structured and perfectly balanced, it’s an incredibly complete wine that will need to be forgotten for 4-5 years, and will keep for 10-15 years. Bravo! The young Vincent Paris has turned out brilliant wines in 2015 that readers to need to snatch up.
Youthful purple. Deeply perfumed, mineral-tinged aromas of blackberry, boysenberry and violet, joined by an exotic spicy nuance that builds in the glass. Deep, alluringly sweet dark berry preserve, floral pastille and star anise flavors are lifted by juicy acidity and a cracked pepper quality that emerges with air. Focused and seductively sweet on the tannic finish, which shows superb clarity and outstanding floral-driven persistence. This rich yet vibrant wine is shaping up to be a highlight of this stellar vintage.
Perfumed aroma with sultry ripeness. Palate-caressing content and inky depth in the fruit. Nourishing and high-grade. Drinking Window 2019 - 2034