2012 Tardieu-Laurent Cornas Coteaux 750ml
More burly and muscular, the 2012 Cornas Coteaux (couteaux means slope) dishes out big blackberry and raspberry fruit, graphite, smoked meat and tinges of mint to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. The concentration and underlying structure here give this a slightly more backward feel, yet it opens nicely in the glass and has the fruit and texture to be enjoyable even now. It will have 10-15 years of longevity. 100% Syrah. Rated 91-94 Points Wine Advocate.