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Domaine Durand Cornas Premices 2020

Northern Rhone

Regular price $37.99

2020 Cornas Premices 94VM
Domaine Durand

$34.99 on 3+ (code: 3saves3)
$37.99 reg

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94 pts Vinous
"Saturated violet. A fragrant bouquet evokes dark berries, cherry and pungent flowers, along with hints of botanical herbs and black pepper. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering bitter cherry, black raspberry, candied violet and spicecake flavors, plus a touch of palate-numbing cracked pepper. Puts on weight with air and finishes very long and spicy, with repeating florality and steadily building tannins."

**** JLL - John Livingstone-Learmonth
(casks) deep, full, black-tinted robe; the nose is firm, has tight, closely channelled black berry, blueberry fruits, nudges of violet, perfume. The palate stands up straight based on cool black fruit, is young, carries a good frame for the future. The dark, smoky content is prolonged, a little wired, and there are pockets of Cornas mineral-tension in the closing stages. It’s a coherent, stylish Cornas which can show well within three years. From mid-2023, decant it. 2040-42 July 2021

Syrah mainly from southern zone Patou, granite soils, “our seduction wine, with a grain of Cornas at the same time”, destemmed, 18-21 day vinification, pumping overs, part vat emptying/refilling, cap punching, aged 20-25% new 228-litre, 75-80% 1-5 year 228-litre oak casks (600-litre casks have been used until mid-2010s) 12 months, fined, filtered, first wine 2004, 6,000 b

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