Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas "Terres Brulees" Syrah 2015 (Northern Rhone, France) - [WS 94] [JD 93] [VM 92] [WE 92]

Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas "Terres Brulees" Syrah 2015
(Northern Rhone, France) - [WS 94] [JD 93] [VM 92] [WE 92]

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About the winery:

Rhone's Jean-Luc Colombo, whom Josh Raynolds of Vinous Media has called "the poster child" of the modern Rhone, is a native of Marseilles, and first developed a strong admiration for the wines of the Rhône Valley in the late 1970s as a pharmacy student. It was not long before Colombo began purchasing and cultivating his own vineyards - first in Cornas then throughout the Rhône Valley and Languedoc, leading to the establishment in 1994 of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo. The wines of Vins Jean-Luc Colombo are all sourced from Colombo's own vineyards and from carefully selected domains under his direct consultation; there are now over two dozen.

In 2010, Laure Colombo, Anne and Jean-Luc's daughter, joined the family business, working alongside her parents. She is now the head winemaker and already making a name for herself as one of the Rhône's rising stars.


Tasting Notes

Grape Varieties
100% Syrah

The grapes are 100% de-stemmed, and undergo fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature. The fermentation process consists of 4 days of pre-maceration, fermentation with a maximum temperature of 82.4°F, and then maceration for 3 weeks. The wine is matured for 18 months in one-year-old barrels and is unfiltered.

Deep red, almost inky

Red fruit, blackberries, black currants and hints of tobacco

Rich, concentrated and spicy; persistent aromas of red fruit and licorice add elegance to the structure. This wine will benefit from two to three years’ cellaring.


Serving Suggestions
Pairs well with all game and red meats.

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:

"Plush in feel, with layers of dark fig, blueberry and blackberry reduction leading the way, inlaid with light charcoal and bay leaf accents that emerge steadily through the finish. Ends with a tug of tar. Best from 2020 through 2035. 1,300 cases made, 1,000 cases imported." - JM (Oct 2017)

93 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
The 2015 Cornas Terres Brûlées comes from various parcels in the appellation and was brought up just like the single parcel releases, spending 23 months in 15% new barrels. Its deep purple color is followed by fabulous notes of black raspberries, toasted spice, bouquet garni, and bay leaf. Deep, unctuous and concentrated, with sweet tannin, it's a pleasure-bent effort that will be better with short-term cellaring and deep for a decade or more." - Jeb Dunnuck (1/24/2018)

92 Points - Vinous Media:
"Inky ruby. A complex, deeply perfumed bouquet evokes ripe boysenberry, cherry liqueur, potpourri and olive, along with an exotic spice quality that builds with air. Displays impressive energy to the deep-pitched black and blue fruit and floral pastille flavors thanks to an undercurrent of minerality that builds in the glass. Finishes sweet and very long, leaving floral pastille and cola notes behind." - Josh Raynolds (Apr 2018)

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Pristine, primary black-plum and cherry aromas intensify on the palate of this wine, gaining richer tones of blueberry and raspberry preserve. It's a full-bodied, flush wine marked by hints of spice, earth and thyme, along with soft, feathery tannins. Crisp acidity lends balance to the finish." - AI (9/1/2018)