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Jean-Luc Colombo La Louvee Cornas 2007

Jean-Luc Colombo La Louvee Cornas 2007

Syrah/Shiraz from Cornas, Rhone, France

Price: $75.00 $48.99
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Item No. 108825
  • ST94
  • WS93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

The color of the wine is deep purplish black, with an aroma that is powerful, rich and complex, with aromas of back fruit and hints of chocolate and licorice.

On the palate the wine is harmonious and elegant; exhibits outstanding concentration and a long, lingering finish. Enjoyable in youth, it has the potential to mature and evolve for two decades.

Pairs perfectly with beef, game, truffles and mushroom-based dishes.

Critical Acclaim

"Glass-staining, youthful purple. Exotically perfumed aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with smoky mineral and floral oil qualities adding interest. Weighty yet precise, with vivid dark berry compote and violet pastille flavors and a suave undercurrent of tangy minerals. Finishes impressively pure, with the cassis note echoing. I searched for tannins but they seem to be completely absorbed by the lush fruit.
Range: 91-94"
94 Points

"Very concentrated, with black currant, fig and açaí berry flavors carried by bright, racy iron and chalk notes. The long, intense finish lets violet and lavender notes streak through. Best from 2011 through 2018."
93 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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