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Jean Luc Colombo Les Ruchets Cornas 2012

Jean Luc Colombo Les Ruchets Cornas 750ML 2012         
Sku: 318394

Rhone Valley, France Grapes come from 95-year-old vines on the steep, granite slopes of the right bank of the Rhone at an elevation of 920 feet above sea level. All work in the vineyards is done manually and without the use of pesticides or irrigation, respecting the local environment.

Rating
 Vinous 92 points (Feb 2015)
Glass-staining purple. Deeply perfumed aromas of blackberry, blueberry, violet pastille and smoky minerals, with hints of pipe tobacco and black cardamom in the background. Seamless and appealingly sweet, offering energetic dark berry, vanilla and cola flavors, with a touch of star anise on the back half. Gains richness and spiciness with air and finishes on a smoky note, with youthfully firm tannins adding shape.
 Wine Spectator 94 points (Feb 28 2015)
Bramble-edged and lively, showing enticing cassis, anise and blackberry coulis flavors liberally laced with dark olive and singed bay leaf notes. The smoldering charcoal edge is buried on the finish. Needs some time to sort itself out, but this remains rock-solid. Best from 2017 through 2024. 820 cases made.-JM
 Wine Advocate 91 points (Dec 2014)
My favorite of the 2012 Cornas, the 2012 Cornas les Ruchets comes from older vines in the Chaillot lieu-dit and sees roughly 20% of the blend in new barrels. It’s a beautiful effort that exhibits lots of gamey meat, olive, spring flowers and chocolate-laced dark fruits. Medium to full-bodied, textured and hedonistic, it shows the 2012 vintage nicely and should be consumed over the coming decade.

Wine maker notes
Grapes are hand-harvested and de-stemmed. The grapes macerate for one month. Fermentation takes places in stainless steel tanks for a period of 10 days at an average temperature of 69F. Post fermentation maceration lasts a period of 12 days at a temperature of 84F. The wine is then aged for 22 months in oak barrels 1/3 in new, 2/3 in 1 to 3-year-old oak barrels. When ready for bottling, the wine is fined with egg whites and bottled unfiltered.

Technical notes
100% Syrah

Food pairing
Excellent with duck, steaks, lamb, hearty Italian dishes with red sauce, stews, and game. Pairs well with strong cheeses.

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Country: France
Region: Rhone
Sub-Region: Northern Rhone
Appellation: Cornas
Grape Varietal: Syrah
Type: Still wine
 
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