Lionnet Cornas 2012

IMG_0279Drinking this wine tonight (see photos). Classic Cornas. May be the best Cornas in stock right now. Powerful, dramatic, severe, every element of the appellation is on display … The granite soils, the non-destemmed grapes, the raw ferocity of Syrah in the northern Rhone. ┬áSo good right now but with a brilliant future of 10 plus years at a minimum. Our public will catch on eventually just like it did with Levet.

I like our lineup in the northern Rhone: Levet, Becheras, Gerard, Gilles, Lionnet. Unbeatable. NIR