Cave de Tain l’Hermitage – Cornas 2012

by  |  19-09-2016

I don’t really know why the AOC Cornas appellation in Rhône isn’t more sought after. It’s a very small region over just over 100ha with very small production of just half a million bottles–in a good year. It’s an easy name to say and the only grape is the world-renown, Syrah. It has all the ingredients to be much more prized than say, wines in Burgundy. Don’t get me wrong, there are indeed expensive bottles from Cornas, but nothing reaches the stupidity in prices of Pinot Noir from Burgundy. I suppose it’s due to Syrah being seen as humdrum and too easy to get whereas Pinot Noir is a grape for which you and in turn, your wallet, must suffer. But I have to say that I adore the Syrah of Cornas and like it even more than it’s double-sized brother just to the north, Côte Rotie. Maybe it’s because, […]
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