#29 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2008
"A dense, racy red, with a terrific beam of raspberry and red currant fruit laced with a taut, chalky spine. Tightly drawn for now, with the structure dominant, but the core and balance are evident. A great tug of war between the minerality and the racy fruit plays out on the superlengthy finish. Best from 2012 through 2028. 1,330 cases made."
"The 2005 Cornas reveals fabulous aromas of acacia flowers, scorched earth, blackberries, dense cherries, and damp forest floor. Full-bodied with high tannin, but equally high extraction and richness, patience will be required for purchasers of this superb Cornas. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020+.
The Wine Advocate