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…..
“Opaque ruby. Highly aromatic aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, incense, exotic spices, violet and a hint of olive. Densely packed and lively on the palate, offering intense dark berry liqueur, floral pastille and salty olive flavors, a hint of smoky minerality and building spiciness. Finishes chewy, focused and extremely long, with mounting tannins lending shape and grip to vivid dark fruit and floral notes.” 95 Josh Raynolds