Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2015  Front Label
Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2015  Front Label

Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Ruchets 2015

  • WS95
  • JD95
  • WE94
  • RP93
  • JS92
750ML / 14% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WE96
  • WS95
  • RP94
  • WS94
  • RP92
  • WE92
  • WS92
  • RP90
  • WS94
  • RP91
  • WS93
  • WE92
  • WS95
  • WE92
  • WS94
  • WE93
  • WS92
  • WE91
  • WS93
  • WS94
  • WS93
  • WS92
  • WE92
  • WS92
  • WE90
  • RP90
  • WS90
  • W&S92
  • WS92
  • WE90
  • RP91
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $98.99
Try the 2013 Vintage 119 99
98 99
98 99
Save $0.00 (0%)
Ships Tomorrow
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
1
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
MyWine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 14% ABV

Winemaker Notes

A superb, deep black cherry color. On the nose, complex and elegant with notes of spices, violets, and black fruit and vanilla. On the palate, powerful, structured notes of black fruit, herbs, white pepper and blueberry.

Delicious with game such as duck, hare, or pigeon, but also perfect with a roasted entrecote steak.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WS 95
Wine Spectator
Dark and fleshy, with gorgeous blueberry reduction, warm fig and mulled blackberry flavors pumping through, inlaid with fresh bay leaf, lavender and charcoal notes. The long finish lets the fruit play out, with an added ganache detail. Best from 2020 through 2035.
JD 95
Jeb Dunnuck
From the Chaillot lieu-dit, the 2015 Cornas Les Ruchets is slightly more firm and focused, yet still offers sensational depth of fruit and richness. Blackberry liqueur, pen ink, cracked pepper, and hints of flowers all give way to a powerful, concentrated, opulent Cornas that has the fruit and texture to drink nicely today, yet the underlying structure to keep for two decades or more. Like the La Louvée, it spent 23 months in 15% new French oak, with the balance in neutral barrels.
Rating: 95+
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Voluptuous black-plum and bramble-berry flavors are accented by nuances of cocoa, charcuterie and olive in this richly composed wine. It's full bodied, but not brawny, offering plush layers of fruit squared off by a grip of firm, penetrating tannins. Hold until 2020, and it should improve for at least another decade after.
Cellar Selection
RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Cornas les Ruchets shows magnificent sandalwood aromas to go along with a plush, rich mouthfeel and a long, silky finish. Along the way it offers hints of cassis, crushed stone and roasted meat, plus some subdued spice notes. It should drink well for 10 years or more.
JS 92
James Suckling
A bold, round style of Cornas. Abundant aromas of ripe, dark plums, cherries and dark-spiced chocolate. The tannins have a velvety, fine-grained feel. Round, long and smooth with sweet, rich, dark-fruit flavors. Drink or hold.
View More
Jean-Luc Colombo

Jean-Luc Colombo

View all products
Jean-Luc Colombo, France
Jean-Luc Colombo Winery Video

Innovation, passion and dedication are what drive Jean-Luc and Anne Colombo, whose contributions to Rhône Valley winemaking has remained unparalleled since 1984. Colombo’s innovative approach in the northern appellation of Cornas was nothing short of revolutionary; his expressive, character-driven wines have helped breath new life into this highly prestigious and acclaimed appellation.

Jean-Luc, Anne and their daughter Laure, now head winemaker, continue to ensure the production of fine wines of typicity from major appellations of the Rhône Valley, as well as the Languedoc and Provence, while maintaining sustainable farming practices.

Image for Cornas Wine Rhone, France content section

Cornas Wine

Rhone, France

View all products

Distinguished as a fine Syrah producing zone since the 18th century, Cornas, like Cote Rotie, is made up of vineyards covering steep and hard-to-work, granite terraces. As a result the region’s wines fell out of favor during the mid 20th century when the global market was more focused on bulk wines and vineyards that yielded high quantities. It wasn’t until the 1980s when a group of energetic young winemakers reestablished the integrity of these precipitous terraces and also began making an ultra-modern style of Syrah. The new style didn’t need a decade before it was drinkable and could reach the consumer faster than the region’s traditional wines. Given the new quality coming out of the zone, its popularity once again soared and today a good Cornas can easily challenge many of those from Hermitage. Characteristics of Syrah from Cornas include teeth-staining flavors of blackberry jam, plum, pepper, violets, smoked game, charcoal, chalk dust and smoke.

Image for Syrah / Shiraz Wine content section
View all products

Marked by an unmistakable deep purple hue and savory aromatics, Syrah makes an intense, powerful and often age-worthy red. Native to the Northern Rhône, Syrah achieves its maximum potential in the steep village of Hermitage and plays an important component in the Red Rhône Blends of the south, adding color and structure to Grenache and Mourvèdre. Syrah is the most widely planted grape of Australia and is important in California and Washington. Sommelier Secret—Such a synergy these three create together, the Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre trio often takes on the shorthand term, “GSM.”

GZT478451_2015 Item# 520551

Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to make the switch.
Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

There was an error redeeming your code.

*New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 8/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...