2016 Cornas Les Eygats, Domaine Courbis

There’s wild perfume here, and a plush texture over the juicy dark fruits, with liquorice and meaty savouriness developing. With impressive length and a gorgeously clean finish: this is a wine that will last and last.

Critic score
94/100
Pricing
Bottle
From a client
5 available
£54.28
Bottle
From a client
6 available
£58.60
Bottle
From a client
2 available
£79.48

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Les Eygats, Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2032
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Cornas Les Eygats, Domaine Courbis

TASTING NOTES

The 2016 Cornas les Eygats is aging in 50% new oak and will likely be bottled in March 2018. It’s inky in hue, with enthralling notes of crushed stone and ripe plums on the nose. It’s full-bodied, rich and velvety on the palate yet also fresh, bright and lively.

Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (December 2017)
(93—95)/100
Domaine Courbis

Winemaking has been the Courbis family vocation since 1587. Today, his sons Laurent (the vinifier) and Dominique (who runs the vineyard) make wines in five appellations, including in St.-Joseph for more than 400 years and in Cornas since 1982. The modern, polished style of Domaine Courbis belies the historic roots of the family, and it has long been considered one of the top concerns in the Northern Rhône. This domaine is the perfect example of modern vinification meeting classic viticulture.

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