From the single vineyard lieu dit Geynale parcel in the Reynard sector planted by Vincent’s great grandfather (pictured above). Some vines here are prephyloxera, over 100 years old. 100% whole cluster fermented, from tiny yields. This has even more matière (literally “material”, a good French word meaning terroir driven substance/dry extract), and even more pronounced minerality. It is a black hole of deep black fruits and violets, with even finer tannin structure than the 60. This is quite literally as good as Cornas gets, folks. A testament to the elements, an essence of Cornas. CHAPEAU VINCENT! (Hats off Vincent!) DON’T MISS THIS ONE FOLKS…..
“(vines over 100 years old vines and no new oak) Brilliant purple. A complex, expansive bouquet evokes fresh black and blue fruits, Asian spices, incense, smoky minerals and olive paste. Deeply concentrated yet lively boysenberry, cherry pie, spicecake and bitter chocolate flavors are underscored by a building mineral quality. Shows a compelling blend of depth and litheness and finishes on a youthfully tannic note, displaying remarkable clarity and insistent mineral character. I don’t think I have ever tasted as profound a wine as this one from Vincent Paris, who seems to be one of the most underrated and under-the-radar producers in the northern Rhône.” 95-97 Josh Raynolds