M. Chapoutier Cornas Temenos 2016 750ml - Station Plaza Wine
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M. Chapoutier Cornas Temenos 2016 750ml
SKU: 12818

M. Chapoutier Cornas Temenos 2016

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Category Red Wine
Origin France, Rhone, Cornas
Brand M. Chapoutier
Alcohol/vol 14%
Deep black hue flecked with purple. Reductive nose with notes of graphite, black fruit jelly and laurel, complemented by hints of cedar and fig leaves. Palate is broad on entry, then big on the mid-palate with velvety tannins. Shows nice balance between freshness and power with an aromatic range dominated by spices, nice ripe black fruit and sooty notes. Recommended food pairing: skewers of beefs and vegetables marinated in pesto. Serving temperature: 18°C.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Coming all from organic grapes and mostly estate vineyards, the 2016 Cornas Temenos was destemmed and brought up all in wood, 20% being new. This deep purple-colored effort offers a modern hint in its crème de cassis, spice, crushed flowers, and violets aromas and flavors, with subtle background oak. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and powerful, it has beautiful density on the palate, sweet tannins, and a great finish. It too will keep for over a decade.

December 20, 2018
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Cornas Temenos is the first vintage of this biodynamic bottling. Sourced from the lieux-dits of Saint-Pierre (near the top of the appellation) and the eastern-facing portion of Reynard, it aged in barrels, 20% of which were new. Pencil shavings frame cassis fruit in this firm but not hard rendition of Cornas. It's medium to full-bodied, with additional notes of blueberries and crushed stone on the silky, dusty finish.

October 31, 2018

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