2020 Courbis Cornas les Eygats

Syrah - 750ML
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VN 97 JD 96
VN 97

Vinous, December 2022

(VN 95-97 points) Dark purple. Vibrant, expansive aromas of spice-accented dark berries, minerals and candied flowers pick up suggestions of olive, vanilla and smoky bacon with air. Sappy and energetic in style, offering...
JD 96

jebdunnuck.com, December 2022

The 2020 Cornas Les Eygats tightens things up considerably and is more focused and precise, with beautiful cassis and black cherry fruits as well as notes of iron, ground pepper, violets, and incense. Rich, concentrated...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Appellation Cornas
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Courbis Cornas Les Eygats Syrah is a red wine hailing from the Northern Rhone sub-region of Cornas, France. This wine, produced by Courbis, is notable for its deep, dark purple color and rich, concentrated profile. With an alcohol content of 14.0%, it is sealed with a traditional cork closure.

In terms of professional reviews, the 2020 vintage of this wine has garnered high praise. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an impressive score of 96 points. He describes it as a focused and precise wine with "beautiful cassis and black cherry fruits" complemented by "notes of iron, ground pepper, violets, and incense." Dunnuck further praises its rich, concentrated, and powerful palate, noting its "notable acidity, fine, firmer tannins, beautiful purity, and a great finish." He advises that it should be cellared for 4-5 years to reach its full potential, predicting a longevity of 15-20 years.

Vinous also rated this wine highly, with a score range of 95-97 points. Reviewer Josh Raynolds highlights its "vibrant, expansive aromas of spice-accented dark berries, minerals and candied flowers" that evolve to include "olive, vanilla and smoky bacon" with aeration. On the palate, Raynolds describes the wine as "sappy and energetic," offering "intense blackberry, bitter cherry, licorice, black pepper and mocha flavors" that become sweeter over time. The finish is noted to be "spicy, youthfully tannic and impressively long," leaving behind resonant floral and spice notes.

Overall, the 2020 Courbis Cornas Les Eygats Syrah is a well-structured and powerful wine, praised for its complexity and potential for aging. Both reviewers emphasize its rich fruit flavors, firm tannins, and long finish, making it a standout selection from the Cornas appellation.