Af Jeb Dunnock"Looking at the 2011s from bottle, the 2011 Cornas Chamelrose is an elegant, approachable and creamy textured beauty that gives up mineral-laced aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, black raspberry, lavender, smoke and truffle. Spending 16-18 months in roughly 25% new oak, it is a knockout effort in the vintage that shows uncommon depth and richness. Enjoy it over the coming d...
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Af Jeb Dunnock
"Looking at the 2011s from bottle, the 2011 Cornas Chamelrose is an elegant, approachable and creamy textured beauty that gives up mineral-laced aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, black raspberry, lavender, smoke and truffle. Spending 16-18 months in roughly 25% new oak, it is a knockout effort in the vintage that shows uncommon depth and richness. Enjoy it over the coming decade.
This was a stacked lineup from this top-notch estate, and I was able to taste through the lineup multiple times, once while visiting the domaine, and again in a larger lineup of wines from each appellation. They never failed to impress. Located in the tiny town of Chateaubourg and covering roughly 50 acres in Saint-Joseph and 20 in Cornas, most of which are ideally situated, Courbis is now run by Laurent and Dominique Courbis, with Laurent running the cellar and Dominique managing the vineyards. Despite the high quality, these wines remain reasonably priced, and also see good distribution in the US. It’s an estate that needs to be on every Northern Rhone lover’s short list." 93 Point
Af Robert M. Parker Jr.
"The opaque blue/black-colored 2011 Cornas Champelrose reveals inky, graphite-like notes intermixed with notions of blueberries, black raspberries and blackberries, crushed rocks and spring flowers. Unusually opulent and silky for a Cornas (which can be muscular and rustic), it should drink well for 12-15 years.
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One of the most quality conscious estates in the Northern Rhone, Domaine Courbis produces a trio of vineyard designated Cornas as well as two cuvees of impressive St.-Joseph. After the brilliant success of their 2009 vintage, I thought it would be difficult for this estate to equal what they achieved, but the 2010s are all stunning, and the 2011s are not far behind. The Courbis family has nearly 48 acres in St.-Joseph and another 20 in Cornas, making them a relatively impressive family-owned estate. The Cornas vineyards are planted in decomposed granite soils with little top soil. The Cornas Les Eygats emerges from what the Courbis brothers feel is their greatest micro-climate, from a terraced vineyard composed of broken granite, planted at an altitude of 250 meters." (92-94) Point
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Af Robert Parker:
"The 2009 Cornas Champelrose, which I loved last year, has closed down somewhat, but still reveals extraordinary minerality, a dense purple color, and more new oak than I remember from barrel. It is clearly the most modern-styled wine from Courbis, with huge power, richness and intensity. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades.
Two brilliant vintages from Domaine Courbis include the more forward 2009s and the equally fine 2010s, which will require considerable patience. The 2010s have slightly higher acids, which tends to make the tannins more noticeable, but they are also extremely concentrated, with massive palate impressions. It is often said that Cornas is made for those with 19th century palates, but Courbis has tamed the uncivilized ruggedness and wilder aspects of Cornas, resulting in huge wines, but undeniably Cornas. Drink: 2014 - 2034" 91+ Point
This reliable producer has serious holdings in Cornas.
Af Robert Parker:
"Interestingly, the 2009 Cornas Champelrose is slightly more voluptuously textured and softer. However, I wonder if its sexy display of cassis fruit and extravagant richness is hiding more tannin than is obvious? In any event, it is a prodigious Cornas possessing all the pepper, smoked game, blackberry, cassis, burning ember and scorched earth characteristics one could desire. This rich, full-bodied 2009 should be a singular Cornas to drink over the next 15+ years." 93-95 Point
"Big and rich, but with a throwback feel to the gutsy bramble, tobacco and mulled plum flavors, all pushed by additional dark olive and roasted fig notes. Good cut on the finish offsets the richness nicely. Best from 2012 through 2019" 92 Point
Domænet kan spores tilbage til det 16. århundrede og i 1990 overtog brødrene Laurent og Dominique huset. Forretningsgangene blev herefter lagt om og en ny ønolog blev ansat, fadene blev udskiftet og udbyttet sænket. Kvaliteten steg markant og resultatet er, at de fleste er enige om, at Domaine Courbis er den førende Cornas producent. Domaine Courbis har 26 ha vinmarker, fordelt på fem ha i Cornas, 5 ha i Saint-Joseph (hvid), 15 ha i Saint-Joseph (rød) og 1 ha Vin de Pays de l’Ardeche. Domaine Courbis laver kvalitetsvine uden tilsætning, hverken syre eller alt mulig andet gøjl. Hvis der havde stået Hermitage på etiketten, ville vinene ikke være til at komme til for penge. Som kendetegn er vinene blæksorte med masser af fyldig karakter og læssevis af moden sund frugt.