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Eric et Joel Durand Cornas Empreintes Pre-Arrival 2009

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As difficult as it may be to believe, the 2009 Cornas Empreintes ratchets up the level of richness. It exhibits an opaque inky/purple color along with beautiful notes of subtle smoke, incense, roasted meats, ink and burning charcoal embers. Full-bodied as well as powerfully built, structured and tannic, this virile, masculine-styled Cornas demands 5ndash;7 years of cellaring and should drink well over the following 25 years.

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Region: France » Rhône » Northern Rhône » Cornas

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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External Reviews for Eric et Joel Durand Cornas Empreintes Pre-Arrival

External Review
07/30/2012

As difficult as it may be to believe, the 2009 Cornas Empreintes ratchets up the level of richness. It exhibits an opaque inky/purple color along with beautiful notes of subtle smoke, incense, roasted meats, ink and burning charcoal embers. Full-bodied as well as powerfully built, structured and tannic, this virile, masculine-styled Cornas demands 5ndash;7 years of cellaring and should drink well over the following 25 years.


External Review
01/04/2012

The blockbuster 2009 Cornas Empreintes appears capable of 20+ years of longevity. A black/purple color is accompanied by copious aromas of blueberries, blackberry liqueur, charcoal, graphite and subtle smoke and incense. Intense, layered, full-bodied and massive with a hint of tannins (they are largely buried by the wealth of fruit and extract), this 2009 will benefit from 2ndash;3 years of cellaring after its release and should drink well over the following two decades.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The blockbuster 2009 Cornas Empreintes appears capable of 20+ years of longevity. A black/purple color is accompanied by copious aromas of blueberries, blackberry liqueur, charcoal, graphite and subtle smoke and incense. Intense, layered, full-bodied and massive with a hint of tannins (they are largely buried by the wealth of fruit and extract), this 2009 will benefit from 2andndash;3 years of cellaring after its release and should drink well over the following two decades.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Ample scents of fresh berry on the nose carry through on the palate with just a touch of smooth tannins, this is truly a great expression of Rhandocirc;ne Syrah. Drink now or cellar for a few years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

As difficult as it may be to believe, the 2009 Cornas Empreintes ratchets up the level of richness. It exhibits an opaque inky/purple color along with beautiful notes of subtle smoke, incense, roasted meats, ink and burning charcoal embers. Full-bodied as well as powerfully built, structured and tannic, this virile, masculine-styled Cornas demands 5andndash;7 years of cellaring and should drink well over the following 25 years.


External Review
01/04/2012

Ample scents of fresh berry on the nose carry through on the palate with just a touch of smooth tannins, this is truly a great expression of Rhocirc;ne Syrah. Drink now or cellar for a few years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Therersquo;s a nice chalky edge to the black cherry and tobacco flavors, with a hint of briar on the tangy finish. Drink now through 2012.


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