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    Jean-Luc Colombo Les Terres Brulees Cornas 2008
    Syrah/Shiraz - Cornas, Rhone, France


    • W&S93
    • WE91
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    Professional Ratings: 93 Wine & Spirits, 91 Wine Spectator, 91 Wine Enthusiast, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Cornas, Rhone, France

    Varietal: Syrah/Shiraz

    Other Info: Collectible Wines, Boutique Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 13.8%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 109406

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The color is deep red, almost inky. Red fruit aromas abound, as well as blackberries, black currants and hints of tobacco. The wine has a rich, concentrated and spicy taste; persistent red fruit and licorice add elegance to the structure. This wine will benefit from two to three years' cellaring.

    Pairs well with all game and red meats.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Although this comes off younger vines than the Louvee, this 2008 is remarkably impressive right now. Although it's hugely extracted, a deep pool of black, plummy juice, it's also shapely, traced by ferrous minerality and firmed with powerful tannins. It comes off chewy and supple, spicy and smooth, a fascinating - and deilcious - exercise in contradictions.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits

    Ripe, pure and driven, with brisk raspberry, red cherry and red currant fruit laced with iron and maduro tobacco notes. The long, fine-grained finish has a lingering chalky hint. Drink now through 2016.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator

    This is Colombo's entry-level Cornas in the U.S., and is a more-than-solid effort from a challenging vintage. Beefy aromas lead the way, with hints of espresso and black olive, adding some cassis and blueberry fruit. This is amply concentrated and firm, with a dusty, lingering finish. Drink 2013-2020.

    91 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Deep ruby. A smoky, intensely perfumed bouquet displays cherry, red berry preserves, cola, violet and herbs. Juicy, focused and spicy, offering nicely concentrated cherry and raspberry flavors and a touch of finishing smokiness. A bitter cherry note lingers on the sappy, yet refreshingly brisk finish. This is showing a lot more energy than it did last year.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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