100% Syrah from 70+–year-old vines.
Bouquet: Powerful, rich and complex, with aromas of black fruit and hints of chocolate and licorice.
Taste: Harmonious and elegant, "La Louvée" exhibits outstanding concentration and a long, lingering finish. Enjoyable in youth, it has the potential to mature and evolve for another two decades or more.
This Cornas pairs perfectly with beef, game, truffles and mushroom-based dishes.
"Opaque ruby. Spicy raspberry, blueberry and floral aromas expand and deepen with air, offering a pungent, room-filling bouquet. Supple dark berry liqueur flavors stain the palate and are supported by zesty minerality, which enlivens the strikingly long, sappy finish. This absolutely refuses to let go of the palate. These soils are more argilo-calcaire than those that produce the Ruchets, noted Colombo."
International Wine Cellar
"The 2005 Cornas La Louvee (fewer than 2,000 bottles produced) is a seriously endowed effort that remains incredibly tannic, backward, and structured. A classic example of the vintage, it is well-endowed yet also forbiddingly backward, and painfully hard and austere. I like the character of the black fruit, crushed rock, scorched earth, etc, and believe it is just a question of time. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020+.
The Wine Advocate