The 4 hectares of vines here are rooted deep in granite and planted in 1910. The mineral intensity coaxed out of these low yielding vines exemplify Cornas being powerful and built to last with layer upon layer that will evolve in bottle and glass.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 94 points
The most meaty, structured and peppery of the 2014s, the 2014 Cornas la Geynale comes from two superb parcels: La Geynale and Reynard. Fermented with 100% whole clusters and aged the standard 18 months in older barrels (two- to eight-year-old-barrels), it offers lots of savory herbs, pepper, smoked earth and meaty dark fruits to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, textured and age-worthy feel on the palate. It’s easily the most structured and tannic of the 2014s, will benefit from short term cellaring and keep for 10-15 years. 91-94 points.
Wine Spectator - 92 points
A vibrant, fresh style, with a pure beam of cassis and bitter cherry fruit lined with mouthwatering white pepper and chalk notes. Shows a long violet echo on the finish. Built on purity, this should age gracefully. Drink now through 2026. 300 cases made.