Color is deep red, almost inky. The bouquet boasts red fruit, blackberries, black currants and hints of tobacco. Rich, concentrated and spicy; persistent aromas of red fruit and licorice add elegance to the structure. This wine will benefit from two to three years' cellaring.
Deep red with a bright rim. Peppery redcurrant and cherry aromas are complemented by baking spices and clove. Brisk and focused, with tangy red berry flavors, gentle tannins and good mineral snap. Nervy for a Cornas, with very good finishing grip and clarity. Range: 89-92
This is strong, with an impressive core of melted black licorice, dark plum, currant and maduro tobacco all laced together with a dark, loamy note. There's a polished mouthfeel, but also brooding intensity. Best from 2011 through 2017. 2,200 cases made.
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