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2017 Domaine Eric & Joel Durand Cornas 'Empreintes' N. Rhone

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Winemaker Notes: This vineyard is owned by two brothers: Eric and Joel. Their vineyards cover 13 ha (8 ha of Saint Joseph and 5 ha of Cornas). They took over the family estate and started bottling wine in 1991. They work hard to ensure their harvests will be fully expressive of the terroir. They love wines that have personality but are still fine and elegant.

CRITICAL ACCLAIM


Jeb Dunnuck - "One of the flagship releases is the 2017 Cornas Empreintes, which comes from the steep, granite hillsides of Cornas, sees 25% stems, and is brought up in 20% new French oak. This full-bodied, concentrated effort boasts a deep purple hue, notes of peppery herbs, plums, blackberries, and smoked game, building tannins, and just about overflowing amounts of character. It’s a stunning, brilliant Cornas that’s going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and cruise for 15+ years. Bravo!"


Wine Spectator - "Solidly built, with a strong chalky spine buried deep in the core of dark plum and blackberry fruit. Smoldering tobacco, dark olive and warm cast iron accents fill in throughout. Frankly grippy, so some patience in the cellar is required. Best from 2022 through 2040. 800 cases made, 90 cases imported."


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2017 Cornas Empreintes is full-bodied, with a mass of purple raspberries and cassis that comes across as concentrated and ripe. It's a big wine but neither overly muscular nor fat, with a fine sense of balance and a silky, lingering finish. Drink it over the next decade or so."


Wine Enthusiast - "Flavors of spicy black cherry compote and baked plums abound in this rich, almost fleshy expression of Cornas. Aged in 20% new barriques, it's a soft, open-knit Syrah framed by silky tannins and lingering whiffs of earth and scorched underbrush. Approachable now but should hold through 2027."

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Country France
Region Cornas
Vintage 2017
Winery Domaine Durand
Grape Varietals Syrah
Size 750 milliliter
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