2015 Domaine Courbis "Champelrose" Cornas (Pre-Arrival)

SKU #1289261 94 points Jeb Dunnuck

 Moving to the Cornas releases, 2015 is an incredible vintage for this estate. Their 2015 Cornas Champelrose comes from slightly younger vines and was destemmed and brought up primarily in neutral barrels. It's a beautiful, elegant, charming Cornas (not something you say very often) that offers terrific notes of black raspberries, currants, incense, spice and violets. Its tannins are sweet, it's already delicious, yet it should evolve nicely for 10-15 years.  (1/2018)

92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Sexy, rounded and voluptuous, the roughly 1,500-case 2015 Cornas Champelrose is the entry-level cuvée that’s all destemmed and aged in 25% new barrels. It's easily the most approachable in this lineup and has gorgeous notes of cured meats, toasted spice, black raspberries, black cherries and licorice. Full-bodied, layered and rounded, it should drink beautifully on release, but evolve gracefully. (JD)  (12/2016)

94 points Wine Spectator

 This sports some seriously delicious plum, blackberry and boysenberry fruit flavors, inlaid with ample brambly grip and backed by lively anise and tar accents on the finish. Vivacious. Best from 2019 through 2029. (JM)  (5/2017)

92 points Vinous

 Opaque ruby. Mineral-accented blackberry, cherry compote and violet on the highly perfumed nose. Shows very good depth as well as energy on the palate, offering sweet boysenberry, cherry and candied violet flavors complemented by smoky bacon and black pepper nuances. Closes smoky and very long, displaying repeating mineral and floral qualities and gentle tannic grip. (JR)  (4/2018)

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