2020 Courbis Cornas Sabarotte

Syrah - 750ML
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VN 98

Vinous, December 2022

(VN 96-98 points) Glass-staining ruby color. Vibrant, mineral-accented black and blue fruits, olive, exotic spices and a potent violet note on the intensely perfumed nose. Palate-staining blackberry, bitter cherry...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, December 2022

Lastly, I think the 2020 Cornas La Sabarotte is the most complete wine in the lineup. Incredibly rich and concentrated, it has a full-bodied, broad, expansive mouthfeel that carries considerable tannins as well as...
WA 94

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2022

(91 - 94+ points) From a 1.5-hectare parcel of vines planted in 1945 (by Verset), the 2020 Cornas la Sabarotte matures in 50% new oak and 50% second use barrels. Notes of violets and purple raspberries appear on the nose...


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

Introducing the 2020 Courbis Cornas Sabarotte, a truly exceptional wine that epitomizes the elegance and power of the Northern Rhone region in France. Crafted from the noble Syrah grape, this red wine showcases the remarkable terroir of the Cornas appellation, known for producing some of the most profound and age-worthy wines in the world.

In the glass, this wine displays a mesmerizing deep ruby color that hints at the concentration and depth it possesses. The nose is an aromatic masterpiece, with vibrant and mineral-infused black and blue fruits taking center stage. Notes of olive, exotic spices, and a potent violet essence add further complexity to the bouquet, creating an intoxicating olfactory experience.

Upon the first sip, the 2020 Courbis Cornas Sabarotte reveals its true character. This wine is incredibly rich and concentrated, with a full-bodied, broad, and expansive mouthfeel that captivates the senses. The tannins are considerable yet seamlessly integrated, providing structure and a solid backbone to the wine. The flavor profile leans towards the blacker fruited end of the spectrum, offering a plethora of blackberry, bitter cherry, and licorice flavors. As the wine opens up, hints of vanilla emerge, adding a luxurious touch to the experience.

Behind the fruit, there is a background of meatiness and spice, as well as the classic Cornas iron and bloody nuances that are signatures of this esteemed appellation. It's a wine that demands attention and rewards those patient enough to allow it to evolve with bottle age. While it already displays accessibility, it is recommended to cellar this wine for 3-4 years to fully appreciate its potential.

Renowned critics have recognized the excellence of the 2020 Courbis Cornas Sabarotte. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it an impressive score of 97 points, hailing it as the most complete wine in the lineup. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also praised this wine, giving it a score of 94 points and predicting it will be outstanding around 2030. Vinous, known for their discerning palates, awarded this wine an extraordinary 98 points, noting its vibrant fruit character, long finish, and chewy tannins.

With its impeccable pedigree and outstanding reviews, the 2020 Courbis Cornas Sabarotte is a wine that demands attention from collectors and connoisseurs alike. This is a wine that will continue to evolve and impress over the next 15-20 years, making it a true gem to add to any wine lover's cellar.