2015 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard #151964650
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Based on 20 reviews on Cellartracker.com
Reviews 98 points Vinous "Brilliant violet. An expansive bouquet evokes dark berry liqueur, Indian spices, violet candy and incense, brightened by a smoky mineral nuance that builds in the glass. Sappy, sweet and penetrating on the palate, offering pliant black raspberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors complemented by exotic five-spice powder and white pepper accents. Spicy, sweet and seamless on the remarkably persistent finish, which displays velvety, harmonious tannins and resonating floral and blue fruit notes. (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.