Jean-Luc Colombo La Louvee Cornas 2005

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France

$99.00 $79.99
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Item No. 93402
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • WS94
  • ST93
  • RP90
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Winemaker's Notes

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.

Critical Acclaim

"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."
93 Points

"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+.
91+ Points"
90 Points

Learn About Jean-Luc Colombo Map ItMap It

A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhone Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhone appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and...

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Learn About Cornas

(core-NAHS) Talk about potential... the appellation of Cornas is lesser-known than its northern counterparts, but has the ability to make delicious, hearty, long-lasting wines. The hills of Cornas are steep and hug the Rhone river, as many Northern Rhone appellations do. Cornas is typically best when aged for up to 10 years, although pioneer winemakers, like Jean-Luc Columbo...

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Learn About Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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