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Pierre Gaillard Cornas

Pierre Gaillard
2019
$57.74
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionRhone
Alcohol Level
Country
France
SubregionCornas
Drinking Window
GrapesShiraz/Syrah
Wine Description:
Pierre Gaillard Cornas is a red wine from the Cornas appellation in the Rhône Valley. This wine is produced by Pierre Gaillard, a renowned winemaker known for his expertise in crafting exceptional wines. The vineyards where the grapes are grown are situated on steep slopes, allowing for optimal sun exposure and drainage. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by traditional fermentation and aging in oak barrels. The resulting wine is known for its deep, concentrated flavors of dark fruits, such as blackberry and blackcurrant, along with hints of spice and earthiness. It offers a full-bodied and robust style, with firm tannins and a long, lingering finish. Pierre Gaillard Cornas is a true expression of the unique terroir and winemaking craftsmanship of the region.
Pros:
  • Complex style of Syrah with cured meat flavors
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Cons:
  • May require some cellaring to fully integrate the tannins and allow the flavors to develop.
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User Rating:

4.1
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.6

Wine Expert Note:

On the nose, Pierre Gaillard Cornas offers a complex bouquet of dark fruits such as blackberry and blackcurrant, accompanied by hints of spices, earthy notes, and a touch of smokiness. These aromas intertwine harmoniously, creating an enticing olfactory experience. On the palate, Pierre Gaillard Cornas exhibits a full-bodied and robust structure, with well-integrated tannins that provide a firm yet velvety texture. The wine's flavor profile is dominated by ripe black fruits, complemented by nuances of black pepper, licorice, and a subtle touch of oak. It offers a long and persistent finish, leaving a lasting impression on the palate. Pierre Gaillard Cornas is a wine that can benefit from aging, allowing its flavors and aromas to further develop and evolve over time. It pairs exceptionally well with hearty dishes such as grilled meats, game, and rich stews. Drink within 15 years.
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