2009 Delas Freres Cornas Chante Perdrix
Syrah - 750ML

  • WA 93
  • IWC 90

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2009 Cornas Chante Perdrix is all of that but slightly softer because of the style of the vintage. It is hard to say that any Cornas can be opulent because the tannins are often off the charts but this 2009 has a... The 2009 Cornas Chante Perdrix is all of that but slightly softer because of the style of the vintage. It is hard to say that any Cornas can be opulent because the tannins are often off the charts but this 2009 has a voluptuous opening on the palate before the tannins begin to ratchet up. Inky/purple-hued layered and full-bodied it offers notes of smoked meats duck Chinese black tea blackberries and licorice. It is an enormously inky thick wine that needs to be forgotten for 5-6 years and drunk over the following 20-25 years. Another great negociant with significant vineyard holdings and at the top of their game is undeniably Delas owned by the Louis Roederer/Deutz Champagne firm. Since they acquired Delas well over a decade ago this firm has been under the management of Burgundian Jacques Grange who has done an outstanding job producing a sensational array of wines. The 2009s appear to be their finest overall performances to date and the 2010s are noteworthy successors in a more restrained mineral dominated crisper style. Jacques Grange did a fabulous job with his Cote Roties in both 2009 and 2010 the latter being a somewhat more challenging vintage in this appellation. The Hermitage Domaine des Tourettes (until the 2009 vintage this offering was known as the Hermitage Marquise de la Tourette) is sensational in both 2010 and 2009. Three thousand cases of this cuvee are produced and the wine is aged in French oak 50% new.
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Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, April 2012
Dark purple. Aromas of cherry compote and cassis are brightened by a zesty mineral quality. Rich but lithe offering gently sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors and a biting note of cracked pepper. Shows a touch of... Dark purple. Aromas of cherry compote and cassis are brightened by a zesty mineral quality. Rich but lithe offering gently sweet black raspberry and cherry flavors and a biting note of cracked pepper. Shows a touch of smokiness on the seamless nicely persistent finish.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cornas
Vintage 2009
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Winery

Delas Freres

Founded in 1835 by Charles Audibert and Phillipe Delas, the celebrated Delas Freres winery grows 30 hectares of vines comprising 10 hectares in Hermitage (including the Domaines des Tourettes estate), 2 hectares in Saint-Joseph, and 18 hectares in Crozes-Hermitage.

In addition to the grapes produced by Delas' own wine growing team, Delas' close relationships with like-minded owner-winegrowers ensure that the company is able to source grapes grown on individual parcels, which reflect their own unique terroir.

Exclusively a family-owned operation for over a century, Delas Freres joined forces with Champagne Deutz in 1977. In 1993, Deutz and Delas Freres were approached by the Rouzaud family, majority shareholder in the Roederer Group. They joined the Roederer Group under whose umbrella Delas' philosophy continues to flourish.