1995 Noël Verset - Cornas (96 pts) ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Syrah

1995 Noël Verset - Cornas (96 pts) ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Syrah

7/21/2021, 10:09:59 AM
1995 Noël Verset - Cornas (96 pts) ℹ️ This wine is 💯 Syrah from the Cornas appellation in the northern Rhône Valley of France. Noël Verset (1919-2015) was a legendary vigneron of Cornas. He tended the vines for 75 years, starting at the age of 12 in 1931. While Hermitage and Côte-Rôtie were gaining fame in the 1980s, Cornas was largely considered simple rustic wine. Verset's wines singularly stood out from the rest of the appellation, and in the 1990s, his wines put Cornas on the map. 👁 Medium ruby color with a pale garnet. 👃 Pronounced intensity on the nose. Aromas of black olive tapenade, fresh black pepper, dried black cherry, dried bramble fruit, red plum, tarragon, lavender, cured meat, and game meat. 👄 The wine is dry, medium+ acidity, medium silky tannins, medium alcohol (~13%), and medium body. Stunning balance and silky texture while being light on the palate. A long-length finish of dried bramble fruit, dried herbs, and cured meat. 🔔 My first time trying a wine from Verset, and it did not disappoint. The color was amazing. The wine was a bit sleepy at first, but after patiently checking in through dinner, it started to blossom. Can a wine be rustic and elegant at the same time? Well, this wine walked that line very well. The myriad of flavors is utterly charming, from the dried herbs to the game meat funk. Then on the palate, it is just as layered and gentle. To sum it up in emojis 🔥🔥🔥. 🙏 Thank you @clayfu .wine for sharing this hard to come by bottle. They don't make them like this anymore is an understatement. #vin #lovewine #🍷 #wineterroir #wine #cornas #syrah #verset #rhonewine #rhonevalley #northernrhone #rarewine #rhone #rh rhône #rhonevalleywines

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