2015 Jacques Lemenicier Cornas

Year: 2015
Appellation: Rhone
Country: France
Wine Advocate: 90-92
Vinous Media: 90-93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :
$44.95

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"The 2015 Cornas comes from a handful of terroirs (Mazard, St Pierre and Saveaux), was completely destemmed and spent 12 months mostly in older barrels. Possessing a lifted, perfumed style, with lots of spring flowers, mint, black raspberries, and cassis aromas and flavors, it has impressive purity and finesse on the palate, with fine, sweet tannin. The full-bodied, classy Cornas (assuming the volatile notes don't become too pronounced) will keep for 10-15 years." (WA)

"Inky ruby. Ripe blackberry and dried cherry aromas are complemented by suggestions of smoky Indian spices, licorice and violet. Taut, sharply focused black and blue fruit flavors put on weight and turn fleshier with air, while a zesty mineral element adds lift and back-end cut. Chewy tannins add grip to a spicy, floral-dominated finish that lingers with tenacity." (VM)

Winery Notes:
From his small vineyard in the Northern Rhône Valley, Jacques Leménicier produces two wines: a profound Cornas from 100% Syrah and a highly aromatic Saint Péray from Marsanne and Rousanne. An athletic, affable fellow, Leménicier happened into the wine business when he took a job with Robert Michel in 1974, before going to work for one of the most famous winemakers in the region, Alain Voge. He learned at the hand of Voge for more than a decade, eventually starting his own domaine on a small piece of land in the early 1980s. Employing the skills and knowledge he had accumulated, Leménicier began producing classic and expressive wines from Cornas and Saint Péray at incredible price points. During the past 20 years, these beautiful wines have sold out of Leménicier’s cellar mostly to private clients and restaurants throughout France.