2009 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas

SKU #1245444 95 points Jeb Dunnuck

 A serious Cornas that exudes minerality and earthy characteristics, the 2009 Domaine du Tunnel (Stéphane Robert) Cornas boasts stunning, pure aromas of blackberry, violets, charred meat, and Asian spice on the nose. Gorgeously put together and showing a perfect blend of fruit, freshness, and structure, this seamless, balanced Cornas needs 2-3 years of bottle age to gain additional complexity, and should have 15+ years of longevity. (JebDunnuck.com)  (3/2012)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2009 Cornas exhibits a black/purple color along with aromas of blackberries, creme de cassis, licorice, espresso roast, forest floor and hints of new saddle leather as well as crushed rocks. This velvety textured, full Cornas can be drunk now or cellared for 15 years. (RP)  (12/2011)

90-92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Dark purple. Smoky dark berry and cherry compote aromas, with hints of licorice, olive and black pepper. Deeply pitched blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and are lifted by tangy acidity. Dense but not heavy, with very good finishing clarity and spicy cut. (JR)  (2/2011)

K&L Notes

93 points Neal Martin's Wine Journal: "Tasted at Berry Brothers’ Rhone tasting in London. The 2009 Cornas has a very pure ripe, black cherry, cassis and blueberry-scented bouquet with fine definition. The palate is full-bodied with a dry, masculine entry but there is certainly a lot of lovely dark broody fruit here and spellbinding symmetry towards the finish. Superb, but give this Cornas seven of eight-years in the cellar." (9/2011)

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