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Vincent Paris has rapidly ascended to become one of the stars of the tiny Cornas appellation. Blessed with a collection of small parcel, old vine vineyards (some nearly 100 years of age) which he inherited from his grandfather, Vincent has turned out some of the most exciting wines in the region in the past decade. The praise for Paris’ wines is almost universal, drawing consistently top marks from the Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator and Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. His wines...
- 97 Points -
- Best Rhône 2016 wines: The Top Scorers -
From vines of over 100 years old grown on south facing granite soils. Some stemmy aromas bring fresh thyme, rosemary, star-anise and white pepper freshness to the aromatics, and a deep menthol coolness, an effect of not destemming. It is full-bodied, rich and concentrated in fruit with wonderful freshness. Very lively too, with citrus and berry acidity woven through the deep, juicy blackberry and damson fruit. A touch of crème de mûre on the palate, and some spicy notes on the finish. This is a relatively light Geynale in fruit, not as darkly-fruited as some years, nor quite as monolithic, but it's very well balanced and harmonious, surging with life and energy. The tannins are fresh, savoury and saline, and there is enough here to see the wine through into the long term. Complex and thrilling.See detailed press review
- (95-97) Points -
There are only about 3,000 bottles of the stunning 2016 Cornas la Geynale. Tasted from tank prior to bottling, it looks every bit the equal of the 2015—oozing with concentrated purple fruit and crushed stone but without that vintage’s massive tannins. The 100-year-old vines Paris works with at this site face south and achieved terrific ripeness, making the wine approachable relatively young.See detailed press review