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2010 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard #151964646


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Based on 34 reviews on Cellartracker.com

Reviews 96 points Wine Advocate "...offers up a thrilling array of graphite, crushed rock, liquid violet and both black and blue fruits on the nose. Gaining hints of bacon fat and game with air, it hits the palate with a full-bodied, rich and concentrated profile that carries masses of sweet tannin, bright acidity and serious length. (JD)" 96-97 points Vinous "Inky ruby. Intense, sharply focused aromas of dark berries, cherry pit, violet, licorice and minerals, with a bright, spicy overtone. Deep in black and blue fruit flavors but also lithe and precise, offering a dizzying array of floral and spice accents that gain strength with air. Show remarkable clarity and power on the finish, which is given grip by impressively fine-grained tannins. (JR)"

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About Thierry Allemand

On the steep, granite terraces of Cornas, Thierry Allemand has waged a quiet revolution. During the 1980s when most of the wines of the appellation were farmed conventionally and sold off to négociants, Thierry began slowly purchasing small parcels of Syrah that had fallen into disrepair. Slowly, he introduced organic farming practices, reinforced terraces and replanted entire vineyards. Today, he farms five hectares and does all the vineyard work by hand and is now the one of the appellation’s most celebrated producers.

In the spirit of contemporaries like Marcel & Mathieu Lapierre and Didier Barral, Thierry is committed to natural fermentations and little to no additional doses of sulfur. He ferments each parcel separately in whole clusters, in open-topped oak and stainless steel cuves, punching the cap down traditionally by foot. He then ages the wines in a combination of oak barrels and foudres for up to 24 months before blending. He finishes by bottling the finished wines unfined and unfiltered. Muscular and penetrating yet fragrant and finessed, the wines of Thierry Allemand will change what you think you know about Syrah.

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