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Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Terres Brûlées 2011

Jeffery Lindenmuth - September 2014

Brawny, bold, and juicy, this Syrah is wrapped around a molten fruit core of raspberry and plum, with notes of grilled herbs, anise, and bramble. Full-bodied and bold on the palate, hints of oaky spice and toast lend a modern edge to this powerful red that will benefit from up to a decade in the cellar.
Score: 92
Cost: $450
Cases: 2,020

Note: Wine Spectator rates on a 100-point scale. 95–100: Classic, a great wine. 90–94: Outstanding, superior style and character. 80–89: Good to very good, a wine with special qualities. Prices listed are average wholesale case prices. All ratings are taken from Wine Spectator with permission. Wine Spectator School professional courses are now free with a membership ($49)