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.