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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
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.


External Review
01/04/2012

A very fleshy Cornas, with layers of plum sauce, spice cake, fig bread and cassis rolling over one another, while the anise and iron notes hang in the background for now. The finish is strong and intense. Best from 2012 through 2020.


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