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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Jean-Luc Colombo Les Ruchets Cornas 2007
Jean-Luc Colombo Les Ruchets Cornas 2007
(search item no. 106835)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $69.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Inky black color. Complex nose with both floral and fruity notes. Flavors of black fruit, black currants and herbs dominate, accented by a touch of vanilla. A solid, concentrated wine that will continue to evolve for at least two decades.
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About Jean-Luc Colombo:

A native of Marseilles, Colombo first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. A devotee of the Syrah grape, Colombo was convinced that the northern Rhône appellation of Cornas offered enormous and, at the time, unrecognized potential for producing super-quality Syrah wines. After earning degrees in pharmacy and enology, Colombo and his wife Anne, also a pharmacist and enologist, moved to Cornas, fully intending to support themselves as pharmacists while developing a wine consultancy on the side.

It was not long before Colombo began purchasing and cultivating his own vineyards - first in Cornas then throughout the Rhône Valley and Languedoc - leading to the establishment in 1994 of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo. The wines of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo are all sourced from Colombo's own vineyards and from carefully selected domains under his direct consultation.

Colombo has not limited his magical sphere of influence to Cornas. The company now embraces 27 wines representing major appellations of the Rhône Valley as well as the Languedoc and Roussillon regions of southern France. Most recently, Colombo has returned to his roots for his latest winemaking venture in the Côte Bleue district near Marseilles.