I’ve been accumulating some Allemand wines following reviews and recommendations here, but haven’t actually tasted one yet. To change that, I wanted to pop a bottle and see if it’s really as good as I hope
The problem is just that all are relatively young, so I’m not sure which bottle to sacrifice… Which of these vintages is drinking well early?
I’m pro 2008 also. It drinks great now. The 2006 is also great but has more future upside IMO. 2007 is the weakest of the bunch. I’m waiting on those just to see if age changes things but I’m doubtful.
Opened the 2008 last night for my wife’s birthday. This won’t be cheap…
2008 Thierry Allemand Cornas Reynard- France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, Cornas (8/16/2018)
Double decanted for a good hour and brought to a restaurant. Complex nose with red fruit, olives, pepper, and thyme emerging from the glass. A little darker feel on the palate with more blueberry toned flavors, medium-high tannins, and a good amount of acidity. Tannins were pretty strong but not at all intrusive. Lingering finish with maybe a hint of orange peel bitterness. What an awesome wine! My first experience with Allemand. (95 pts.)