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Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Mejeans 2004

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France
  • WE 92
  • WS 92
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Winemaker Notes

Grape variety: 100% Syrah from very old vines (90+ years)

Color: Inky black

Bouquet: The nose is complex with both floral and fruity flavors.

Taste: On the palate, flavors of black fruit, blackcurrants and herbs dominate, accented by a touch of vanilla. A solid, concentrated wine that will continue to evolve for at least two decades.

Serving suggestions: This wine will match perfectly with steak and most game meats.

Critical Acclaim

WE 92
Wine Enthusiast

Toastier, with cedary components and dark flavors of espresso and black olive. This is very firm, dense and muscular - the essence of concentrated Cornas opening with air to show more floral notes. Hold 10 years or more.

WS 92
Wine Spectator

The 2004 Cornas Les Ruchets, which sees more new oak, comes across as more austere than the Terres Brulees, but it is a bigger wine, although not necessarily better, because the new oak seems to overwhelm the more delicate fruit of this vintage. This dark ruby/purple wine is tannic, backward, and while perhaps more will emerge with aging, I doubt the concentration will carry all the tannin in this wine. It is impressively pure, and it is a relatively big wine for the vintage, but I wouldn’t want to touch it for 4-5 years.

Jean-Luc Colombo

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Jean-Luc Colombo, , France - Rhone
Jean-Luc Colombo
A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and enology, Colombo and his wife Anne, also a pharmacist and enologist, moved to Cornas, fully... View More