Guillaume Gilles – Josh Raynolds (Vinous)

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2017 Guillaume Gilles Cornas

Opaque ruby. Powerful aromas of ripe dark fruits, olive, smoked meat and exotic spices; a suave floral element builds in the glass. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering densely packed black and blue fruit, floral pastille and spicecake flavors that turn sweeter on the back half. Finishes very long and juicy, with strong energy and gently gripping tannins that merge smoothly with the wine’s concentrated dark fruit. 10% new oak.

94
2025 – 2034
Apr 2020

2017 Guillaume Gilles Cornas Nouvelle R Les Rieux

Dark, glistening magenta. Mineral-accented red and blue fruits and pungent flowers on the nose, along with suggestions of musky earth and exotic spices. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, bitter cherry and mulberry flavors that unfold slowly and turn spicier on the back half. Finishes very long and subtly chewy, showing sharp delineation and fine-grained tannins that lend subtle grip. There’s something Beaujolais-like happening here, and that’s a compliment.

92
2022 – 2028
Apr 2020

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