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2017 Jerome Despesse Cornas

Regular price $57.00
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2017 Jerome Despesse Cornas

Regular price $57.00
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Last month, we had an incredible evening on the AOC patio where we enjoyed some of the world’s greatest Syrah wines, Jamet and Auguste Clape. Needless to say, they were exceptional, and I thought they would be my greatest Northern Rhône experience this year until the next day when I was handed a bottle of the 2017 Jerome Despesse Cornas. I will plant my flag today and say this is the greatest value in Cornas I have ever had, and I feel even more confident being that this was tasted on back-to-back days with two of the greatest wines from the region. This wine comes from a lieu-dit at the Southern end of Cornas called Les Côtes. These old vines, planted by his grandfather more than fifty years ago, are located right next to those of Auguste Clape.  They come specifically from a tiny plot called Le Craux that produces less than 125 cases per year!!! Production is so tiny that Jerome has to work another job at the Amorim cork factory in order to make a living. This balances the fine line between weight and complexity impeccably. It has the savage spice and singed, smoky savory character we love in Syrah with a tremendous line of freshness and tannic structure bracing its spine. We took a position on this and grabbed most of what came into Texas, and think this will be one of the most desired wines of the region within the next decade.

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Orders are generally ready within 1-3 business days. It's easy! Just buy your wine here and you will receive a pickup confirmation email when the order has been pulled and packed. You can pickup your wine at our shop at 2301 Portsmouth Street in Upper Kirby, Houston. For more information, or if you need your wine more quickly, reach out to us at info@aocselections.com and we will do everything we can to accomodate.

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