“(no new oak) Opaque ruby. Potent, mineral-accented dark berry scents are complicated by floral oil and peppery spice nuances. Smooth and seamless on the palate, offering gently sweet black raspberry, blueberry and violet pastille flavors that become livelier with air. Sappy and open-knit, closing with solid thrust, silky, even tannins and strong persistence.” (92-94pts) Josh Raynolds, Vinous.
"Looking at the Cornas releases, the 2016 Cornas Granite 30 comes from the Patou and Saint Pierre lieux-dits and was completely destemmed before aging in a mix of barrels. It’s a ripe, vibrant beauty that's overflowing with fruit. Blackberries, blueberries, violets, spring flowers and hints of minerality all give way to a full-bodied, unctuous effort that has good acidity and sweet tannin. It's another no-brainer wine from this estate." 91-93pts Jed Dunnuck
"The 2016 Cornas Granit 30 had been blended and was in tank awaiting bottling during my visit. Medium to full-bodied, it’s already almost drinkable, showing attractive and classic notes of crushed stone, blood and cherries, reasonably supple tannins and charming blueberries on the finish. Vincent Paris has been working in Cornas for more than a decade, but still qualifies (in my opinion) as one of the young guys. His prized parcel is in La Geynale, a plot of 100-year-old vines facing due south. His 2015s are classically firm, structured wines that demand cellaring, while the 2016s are more flattering to taste yet still express their terroirs. Paris says he used to do more pigeage but has cut back in favor of gentler extraction techniques. The wines are still plenty dark and concentrated but perhaps a bit less austere as a result." 90-92pts Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate
"dark robe, black with purple. The bouquet doesn’t hesitate, comes right out with a free aroma of black berry fruits and licorice, some pine, has an oily depth. The palate strikes out on a trail of black cherries, with a good, prevailing freshness running through it. The juice is most engaging, very enjoyable, has a cavalier delivery. The tannins are streamlined, and give the wine a final burst, a spearmint close. This is good, lively, floral Cornas, that has a correct mineral thread, and will appeal." 13°5. From late 2018. 2027-30 Nov 2017 John Livingstone-Learmonth
"The wines at this domaine, established in 1997, strike a balance between modern and traditional styles, showing freshness and forward fruit, with well-managed tannins and oak, as no new barrels are used. The soft-spoken Vincent Paris also tends to bottle on the early side “to preserve the wines’ freshness and energy.” Paris’ Granit 30 and Granit 60 Cornas bottlings are, indeed, consistently among the most approachable of the appellation in most vintages....." JOSH RAYNOLDS
"...It's another no-brainer wine from this estate." 91-93pts Jed Dunnuck
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