Jean Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2016 750ml
SKU: 26543

Jean Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2016

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Cornas
Brand Jean Luc Colombo
Alcohol/vol 14%
A superb, deep black cherry color. On the nose, complex and elegant with notes of spices, violets, and black fruit and vanilla. On the palate, powerful, structured notes of black fruit, herbs, white pepper and blueberry. Delicious with game such as duck, hare, or pigeon, but also perfect with a roasted entrecote steak.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we96

Hints of char, dried porcini and dark chocolate juxtapose concentrated blackberry and cassis in this rich, boldly structured Syrah. It's an intensely juicy sip highlighting ripe, luscious black fruit but balanced freshly too. Lingering earth tones and fine, persistent tannins mark a long finish. Approachable already it's sturdy enough to improve well through 2035.

July 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
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This has a ripe and fleshy feel, with blueberry, açaí and blackberry compote flavors at the core, laced with cocoa powder and smoldering tobacco notes. The plush feel recedes on the finish a touch as a cast-iron note creeps in, keeping this grounded. Very solid. Best from 2023 through 2035. 840 cases made, 250 cases imported.

May 31, 2019
  • v95

Vivid purple. Heady aromas of fresh black and blue fruits, incense, peony, olive and black pepper show superb clarity and mineral lift. Sappy, sweet and lively on the palate, offering spice-laced blackberry, cherry preserve, floral pastille and bitter chocolate flavors that expand steadily on the back half. Deep and seamless in character, showing outstanding clarity and spicy thrust on a youthfully tannic finish that echoes the floral and blue fruit notes.

September 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa94

The full-bodied 2016 Cornas les Ruchets can't match the la Louvée for sheer silkiness or perfume, but it delivers more savory complexity and richness. Smoky, meaty and plummy up front, this full-bodied effort adds hints of raspberries on the palate, then finishes long and velvety. It's a terrific wine for drinking over the next decade or so.

December 28, 2018

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