3 Ratings
Domaine Courbis Cornas Champelrose

Wine Details







Wine Description

(From 2011 Vintage) A full bodied and satisfying red wine made from 100% Syrah with a hint of blackcurrants, raspberries and violets in the background combined with spice and smoky notes.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) Youthful deep purple colour. Intense, rich spicy nose is dominated by raspberry fruit. Tasty, rich savoury palate shows good concentration and nice balance. Youthful and quite tannic. Very good/excellent.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2005 Vintage) "Dark but bright, with cassis and raspberry fruit pushed by a vibrant chalky spine. Notes of licorice and lavender stay racy on the long finish. Best from 2009 through 2016. 1,900 cases made."
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2005 Vintage) Rating: (90-93) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: (88-90) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 163 on Feb-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/06
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) "Interestingly, the 2009 Cornas Champelrose is slightly more voluptuously textured and softer. However, I wonder if its sexy display of cassis fruit and extravagant richness is hiding more tannin than is obvious? In any event, it is a prodigious Cornas possessing all the pepper, smoked game, blackberry, cassis, burning ember and scorched earth characteristics one could desire. This rich, full-bodied 2009 should be a singular Cornas to drink over the next 15+ years."