2018 Guy Farge "Harmonie" Cornas

SKU #1512438 92-94 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2018 Cornas Harmonie is-as always in this cuvée-approachable in style, with red currant fruit and fine tension between ripeness and power on one side and elegance and acidity on the other. It's full-bodied but doesn't come across as heavy or overbearing, instead finishing with verve and bright fruit. (JC) Inner quote mark (1/2020)

92 points Decanter

Outer quote mark This is a medium-bodied style, expressive and enticing already. The acidity is intense and driving, not entirely integrated at this stage with a herbal vein to the aromatics bringing interest. It’s very fresh, with quite a marked tannic grip - not the most concentrated this year, but enjoyably vibrant. From 30-year-old vines planted at 6,000 vines per hectare. No destemming, fermented with indigenous yeasts, then aged in used 400l barrels for 12 months. (MW) Inner quote mark (9/2019)

90-92 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark Not yet bottled, the 2018 Cornas Harmonie has a plump, fruit-forward, sexy style while still bringing solid underlying minerality and structure. Blue fruits, violets, and spring flower notes as well as medium-bodied richness all characterize this pretty, charming, classic Cornas. It's going to drink nicely for a decade. Inner quote mark (11/2020)

K&L Notes

Guy Farge took over the management of his family estate in 1980. Originally he sold his fruit to the Cave de Tain (where he worked) and then to Delas. In 2007, he began producing wines under his own label. Each year, the wines have grown and evolved as has Guy's winemaking prowess. Now working with his son Thomas, each bottling represents some of the best we have seen from his primarily granitic terroirs. The Cornas is a particularly special site composed primarily of the Reynard lieu-dit and a small portion of Sauman. It is aged in 400L primarily used barrels for about 12 months. The results, as with all of Guy's wines, are pure balanced expressions of their terroir.

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By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/28/2021 | Send Email
This is a dark and meaty wine that manages to stay light on its feet and remain super enjoyable. The wine is filled with aromas and flavors of black raspberry and violet, and as it breaths the middle expands to include bitter cherry and blood sausage. There are some iodine notes adding complexity to the clear, lingering finish.

By: Robert Cash | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/27/2021 | Send Email
What a knockout! The nose is just so pretty and aromatic with notes of subtle spice, eucalyptus, menthol, violets and black fruits. There are lovely herbal and savory notes on the palate with pleasing tannins. Medium-full to full bodied. This wine strikes the perfect balance of immediate enjoyability, with definite aging potential. A perfect match with braised short ribs.
Drink from 2021 to 2030

By: Keith Mabry | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/26/2021 | Send Email
Though the St-Josephs were what drew me to the wines of Guy and Thomas Farge, the Cornas is what signed the deal. The Cornas expresses its granitic terroir with aplomb, showing its medium-full weight with blackcurrant fruit, violets and fresh bay. It has that underlying meatiness that will continue to grow and emerge as the wine evolves. The 2018s offer an immediacy, so open and enjoy now with a little air but this has the stuffing to cellar for several more years.

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