Tasty modern Cornas: Vincent Paris Granit 30 + 60
I’m a genuinely big fan of Cornas, the hearty, rugged charm and depth of the better wines not lost on me in any way. These two Vincent Paris wines present the modern face of Cornas and it is an attractive one, albeit just a fraction too new-worldish perhaps. I’m nitpicking though as I really like these wines. Importer: Echelon Wines
Vincent Paris ‘Granit 30’ Cornas 2010 (Cornas, Northern Rhone, France)
13%, Cork, $68
|The Granit 60 just looks more serious.
The power of red text on red wine!
100% Syrah drawn from the lower (300m altitude) part of the vineyard slope (30 degrees) and circa 30yo vines. Described as an ‘earlier drinking, fruit forward style of Cornas’. 100% destemmed and 12 months in older oak.
Lovely bright purple/blood red in colour, this is mid weight, faintly bitter and shows that warm stones Cornas character topped with with all sorts of sweet licoricey twists. If this is 13% then my name is Kevin for it is definitely warmer and riper than that! Pretty, juicy and very pleasant! Maybe a little simple and fruity at present but should expand in the bottle. Very likeable. 17.5/20 91/100+
Vincent Paris ‘Granit 60’ Cornas 2010 (Cornas, Nothern Rhone, France)
13%, Cork, $95
The fruit here comes from 400-450m altitude higher up the slope (60 degrees) sourced from three vineyards with vines that are circa 90 years old. 50% destemmed, 12-14 months on old oak
Less bright fruit, more serious violetty fruit and meaty weight. Whilst the fragrance is a little subdued that very firm mid palate is not. Dark tannins cap it off with style. So much vibrancy! Maybe a little simple but certainly has brightness and depth and power. Very young and new world fresh (no oxidative handling here) but with a withering, old vine depth to it that is seriously appealing. Lovely stuff. 18.2/20 93/100