Maison Tardieu Laurent - Cornas - Coteaux

Wild on the nose and full of vibrancy. Impressive of density and concentration. Requires a prolonged élevage…

Presentation

The vintage
Like 1991 coming after 1990, this Great Vintage - as this is a Great
Vintage - may go somewhat unnoticed, after the celebrated 2015,
and in the shade of its dazzling southern cousin...
A certain heterogeneity amongst Red Wines, a gorgeous aromatic definition in the white Wines. All Northern wines will not necessarily be successful this year. The harvest was generous. Sometimes even a little too generous. The quality of some cuvées undeniably suffered, on some sectors. However, and as always, the “reasonable and serious” Vignerons produced superbly colorful, stylish, and mineral Wines, which ranks this 2016 Vintage in the elite of the successful Vintages. with full, juicy, and silkiest Wines !
Terroir
Les Savaux, Les Chaillots,
Patou at the base of the slopes
Maturation
12 months in new and one old barrels. Then 10 months in foudre. Allier – Tronçais – Jupille
Winemaking
1/3 not destemmed
Varietals
Syrah
Technical specifications
Age of vines: 60 to 100 years. ans
Alcohol level (% vol.): 13% % vol.
Mise en bouteille: Manually.

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Wild on the nose and full of vibrancy. Impressive of density and concentration. Requires a prolonged élevage…

Reviews and Awards

93/100
"Rock-solid, with a bright, energetic core of blackberry and raspberry fruit,
infused with floral and savory notes and backed by a sleek, mouthwatering
finish driven by a buried mineral edge. Best from 2021 through 2030
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89/100
"Put this away for at least five years in the hope that it will absorb some of its oak, allowing the blackberry flavor, dark earth and stony spice to emerge. It has the freshness to age well-time will tell if it has the substance to match"
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***
"Dark, ripe, currant nose. Super fruit flavor here. Ripe, yet meaty, red plum fruit. Integrated. Fine length. Super."
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90-93/100
"Dark, ripe, currant nose. Super fruit flavor here. Ripe, yet meaty, red plum fruit. Integrated. Fine length. Super."
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90-92/100
"Deep ruby. Smoky dark berry and candied cherry aromas are complicated by olive, violet and bacon fat. Impressively fine-grained and sweet, with silky red and dark fruit preserve flavors; picks up dusty tannins on the close. Strikingly fresh, but possesses classic dark fruit, mineral, floral and game qualities."
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