- Nick's Import
2015 Tardieu-Laurent Cornas Coteaux
Vivid purple. A highly aromatic, spice-accented bouquet evokes ripe dark fruits, violet and apricot, and a smoky mineral note gains strength as the wine opens up. Shows very good depth and energy on the palate, offering juicy blueberry and cherry liqueur flavors that are complicated by hints of spicecake and floral pastilles. Plush and seamless in texture, finishing long and sweet; harmonious tannins add gentle grip.
Josh Raynolds - Vinous
Leading off the two Cornas releases, the 2015 Cornas Cuvee Coteaux is a fresher, more lively wine that has a deep purple, almost blue-tinged color with notes of liquid violets, new saddle leather, black raspberries, cassis and freshly crushed rocks. It stays tight and compact on the palate, yet has medium to full-bodied richness, ripe tannin and surprisingly bright acidity. I’d like more mid-palate depth, but it’s good.
Jeb Dunnuck - Wine Advocate #228 (Dec 2016)