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Date Printed: 4/26/2015
Tardieu-Laurent Cornas Coteaux 2004
Tardieu-Laurent Cornas Coteaux 2004
(search item no. 93936)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/26/2015: $45.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Cuvée gives room to the fruit. You will enjoy it at an earlier stage, but the Wine lovers who will keep it for 8 to 10 years will be highly rewarded, especially if they drink it on a civet de sanglier!

Terroir: Challiot, from vines over 60 years old.

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About Tardieu-Laurent:

Domaine Tardieu-Laurent was established in 1994. It is a partnership between Dominique Laurent, a former pattisier (and with the girth to go with it) and one of the hottest names in Burgundy, and Michel Tardieu, a dynamic young winemaker. Tardieu-Laurent is an extremely unusual operation in that they are a négociant only, buying young wines from growers all over the Rhône, which they mature and blend before bottling. They own no vineyards and don't buy grapes, only wine.

Tardieu-Laurent is very much an "artisan" producer, making between half a dozen and 20 or so barrels of each wine. The majority of the wines are from the southern Rhône although superb cuvees of Cote Rôtie and Hermitage are also produced. The wines are all aged in small oak casks (often 100% new) and bottled with no fining nor filtration. Michel Tardieu proclaims himself as a confirmed terroirist, insisting that his aim with each appellation is to express powerfully the fruit and sense of place, never masking these factors with wood.