Made from fruit grown on vineyards at the base of the Alps, the Tardieu-Laurent Coteaux Cornas is a vibrant Syrah. The grapes come from vines aged 60 to 100 years old, producing a surprisingly juicy example of Cornas. Aromatic with a savoury edge, this is fruit forward with a hint of the wildness that so defines wines of this style from the Northern Rhône.
As one of the leading négociants in the Rhône, Maison Tardieu-Laurent have access to some of the most established old vines in the region. Tardieu-Laurent handpick the producers whose fruit finds its way into all of their wines, thus producing exemplary expressions of Rhône terroir at all tiers.
"Deep purple. Briney northern Rhône Syrah nose. Liquid leather. Admirably juicy for a Cornas. Lots to savour with fruit in abundance and a dry finish. Polished. Undertow of elderberries. Pretty smart."
17 points, JancisRobinson.com (September 2017)
"Rock-solid, with a bright, energetic core of blackberry and raspberry fruit, infused with floral and savory notes and backed by a sleek, mouthwatering finish driven by a buried mineral edge."
93 points, Wine Spectator (2019)