From 3 hectares of Syrah vines located in the foothills that lead up to La Sabarotte (see below), this is the most approachable and open of the three Cornas cuvées (“my version of Village Burgundy”, says Laurent). Opaque purple colour, aromas are gorgeously perfumed, combining ripe black cherries and mineral freshness. The palate is supple and finely layered, with focus, purity and lift. Tannins are gentle and in perfect harmony (for drinking 2021-2027+).
2018 Cornas Champelrose, Domaine Courbis
(£64.50 per magnum)
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