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Jean-Luc Colombo La Louvee Cornas 2009

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France
  • WS 94
  • WE 93
  • V 92
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Winemaker Notes

Deep purplish black in color. Aromas are powerful, rich and complex, with notes of back fruit and hints of chocolate and licorice. The palate is harmonious and elegant, exhibiting outstanding concentration and a long, lingering finish.Enjoyable in youth, it has the potential to mature and evolve for two decades.

Pairs perfectly with beef, game, truffles and mushroom-based dishes.

Critical Acclaim

WS 94
Wine Spectator

Very tightly wound, but the purity of the plum, blueberry, cherry eau-de-vie and dark currant fruit is impressive, with sleek, well-integrated toast and a very long, violet- and iron-filled finish that just sails on. Best from 2013 through 2021.

WE 93
Wine Enthusiast

A full-bodied, rich wine, with tannins either supremely smoooth or just concealed under masses of plummy fruit. Yet despite the enormous ripeness, it's not lacking nuance, boasting savory notes of espresso and leather. Drinkable now, but should age through 2023, at least.

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V 92
Vinous / Antonio Galloni

Dark purple. Intense aromas of cherry compote, blueberry and licorice, with a medicinal note gaining strength with air. Round, lush and broad, with a restrained sweetness to the dark berry and fruitcake flavors. A rich, pliant wine that finishes with dusty tannins, resonating sweetness and impressive length. I like this wine's blend of richness and energy and suspect that it will age gracefully.

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