2013 Vincent Paris “La Geynale” Cornas


Vinous: 93/100
Wine Advocate: 92-94/100

“another rocking wine from this young vigneron who’s at the top of his game”



Professional reviews:

Wine Advocate (Jeb Dunnuck): “The 2013 Cornas la Geynale is slightly more perfumed and wild than the Granit 60, with terrific black pepper, smoked earth, leather, meat and lots of black currant fruit. While from a cooler vintage, it doesn’t lack for stuffing and has full-bodied richness, a layered, ripe texture and sweet tannin. It’s another rocking wine from this young vigneron who’s at the top of his game.” 92-94-100 pts

Vinous: “Dark purple. Pungent blackberry, cassis and violet aromas are complemented by suggestions of peppery spices, olive and smoky minerals. Densely packed and chewy on the palate, offering powerful dark berry and floral pastille flavors and a licorice quality. Concentrated and well-structured, finishing with excellent focus, mounting tannins and excellent persistence. I’d keep my hands off this one for a while.” 93/100 pts

Vinous: “Inky ruby. An intensely perfumed bouquet evokes dark berries, smoky herbs, potpourri and minerals, with a hint of olive paste in the background. Lively black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are underscored by smoky minerality and pick up deeper notes of candied licorice and sweet chewing tobacco with air. Leaves behind spicy dark fruit and mineral notes on a very persistent, energetic finish. These vines were planted in 1910, making them among the oldest in the appellation.” 92-93/100 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!”

Jancis Robinson: “Lovely rocky character to this – definite stony quality. Oodles of thick, almost jammy black fruit with a sort of burnt character on the finish. Impressive, traditional and ageworthy. (RH)”

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