TOB exclusive import: Ferraton Cornas les Eygats 2017 Shiraz
"Les Eygats" Cornas 2017.
Cornas is like a microcosm of Burgundy but devoted to the exploration of Shiraz rather than Pinot Noir: geographically speaking, it's a steep north-south slither of vineyards, south of Hermitage overlooking the river, containing a mosaic of exceptional and geologically individual plots (such as this one, Les Eygats), each of which shines the light on a different facet of Shiraz, generally within a granitic, statuesque style.
Opaque black-purple with an impenetrable wall of dark and meaty aromatics, plum jam, pan juices, oak, and licorice. The palate is crunchy with profound fruit carry-through from the nose, and tannin that is powerful and persistent. This is muscular, high impact Cornas for the long term, from an outstanding vintage.
Drink now to 2040.