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2017 VINCENT PARIS Cornas La Geynale

VINCENT PARIS Cornas La Geynale 2017

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  • Country
  • Country
  • France
  • Regulated designation
  • Regulated designation
  • Appellation origine controlée (AOC)
  • Region
  • Region
  • Rhône Valley
  • Subregion
  • Subregion
  • Northern Rhone
  • Appellation
  • Appellation
  • Cornas
  • Varietal(s)
  • Varietal(s)
  • Syrah
  • Color
  • Color
  • Red
  • Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Dry
  • About this winery

    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...

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Press reviews

  • - 97 Points -

    - #19 TOP 100 CELLAR SELECTIONS 2019 -

    September 2019

    Le Geynale is the producer's flagship Cornas sourced from top vineyard sites and old vines. Black cherry and plum flavors are dense and potent but nuanced by violet perfume and layers of iron, graphite and dried herb. Ripe, integrated tannins are appealing already but this massively complex wine begs further cellar age.

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  • - 94 Points -

    October 2018

    Vincent Paris' whole range of Cornas wines are noticeably richer and riper this year. His La Geynale is a south-facing vineyard of Syrah vines of over 100 years of age grown on granite. It's 100% whole-bunch fermented with indigenous yeasts, then matured for 16 months in oak barrels of two to eight years of age. It's full, rich, sweetly-fruited and jam-packed full of rich blackberry juice and damson. The herbal skein helps to bring freshness and complexity, and pepperiness brings lift. It has juicy berry acidity and ripe, juicy, textured - but not too challenging - tannins, leading to a long finish.

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  • - (95-97) Points -

    December 2018

    Vincent Paris's crowning achievement in 2017 is his 2017 Cornas la Geynale, which comes from 100-year-old vines on a parcel that faces due south. This is wild and woolly, boasting a wild ride of cracked pepper, blueberries, espresso and floral-herbal notes. Full-bodied and creamy-supple in texture on the mid-palate, it firms up on the long, long finish, ending with dusty tannins and plenty of grip.

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