Vinous: “Opaque ruby. Aromas of fresh dark berries, candied flowers and star anise gain vivacity from a minerally element. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering vibrant black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of cracked pepper. The floral note comes back strong on the subtly tannic finish, which lingers with excellent tenacity.
According to Vincent Paris, the 2014 wines will appeal to wine lovers who “look for dark fruit in Syrah” while 2013 will appeal to those ‘who like brighter red fruits,’ but both vintages are ‘best for those who like freshness and elegance rather than richness.’” 92/100 pts
Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “Showing beautifully from bottle, the inky, almost opaque 2013 Cornas Granit 30 gives up rocking notes of black raspberries, cassis, crushed violets, green olive and ample black pepper. Medium to full-bodied with excellent concentration, integrated acidity and a great finish, this is classic, old school Cornas done impeccably well. Drink it anytime over the coming decade or more.” 91/100 pts
Wine Advocate: “An up and coming superstar of Cornas, Vincent Paris manages his roughly 20-acre estate to produce three Cornas; the Granit 30, which comes from younger vines located lower on the slope, in the lieu-dit Mazards; the Granite 60, which includes the older vines of the estate (and comes from steeper, higher elevation slopes); and the La Geynale, which comes from a single plot of 100-year-old vines located mostly in the Renard lieu-dit (it is also the only wine to not see any destemming). Vincent’s offerings are some of the top wines in the appellation and readers need to get on this young vigneron’s bandwagon!”