Maison Tardieu Laurent - Cornas - Vieilles Vignes

Quite typical, on graphite and India ink. Less impressive in the mouth than the Coteaux, it makes a difference by its aromatic complexity and its length…

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 Eygats et Patou of Mid-Slopes.
Maturation
24 months in new and one old barrels Allier and Tronçais
Winemaking
50% non destemmed.
Varietals
Serine
Syrah
Technical specifications
Age of vines: 80 to more than 100 years ans
Alcohol level (% vol.): 13,5% % vol.
Mise en bouteille: Without fining and filtration.

Tasting advices

Tasting notes
Quite typical, on graphite and India ink. Less impressive in the mouth than the Coteaux, it makes a difference by its aromatic complexity and its length…

Reviews and Awards

16,5++/20
"Very deep crimson. High toned with a hint of reduction at this point. Very ambitious and demanding – hard work on the palate with masses of acidity and tannin. Needs lots of time. Very edgy and tough."
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