Inky ruby. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes black and blue fruit preserves, star anise and potpourri, with a mineral note adding lift. Packs a serious punch while coming off as lithe and precise, offering energetic blackcurrant and cherry-cola flavors that pick up smokiness with air. Finishes spicy and very long, with silky tannins coming on late. Shows surprising elegance for a young Cornas; this should be drinking quite nicely soon. (Mar14)

91/100

Josh Raynolds, vinous.com

Le Vires is a complex, profound wine stuffed full of jammy dark fruits, tapenade and roasted coffee beans. It's a very stylish wine with an attractive, elegant mouthfeel accompanied by ripe tannins and a long, powerful finish. As is the norm with Cornas, this wine will be become approachable after it's 5th birthday but will begin to sing after a decade.

(CU6011)

Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Yves Cuilleron
SKU CU6011