Cornas ‘Les Eygats’ 750ml 6 or 12 bottles
Shiny, bold and dark colour. The nose gives an oaked, black olive ripeness, is grilled, has wide shoulders, real muscle and an inlay of deep black cherry coulis. The palate is well made to combine oak with luscious fruit that has a well-judged sweetness in it. Violet and black berry liqueur fruit feature on the finish. The balance is good – this is a harmonious whole with light mineral cut through it. It has a good, clear finish that bears active fruit. Wait for the oak to be absorbed. This is stylish Cornas.
90-92/100 Stephen Tanzer