DOMAINE DU TUNNEL, STÉPHANE ROBERT PUR NOIR 2017
Red wine

Domaine du Tunnel, Stéphane Robert Pur Noir 2017

RRP £792 for a case of 12

Emperor Charlemagne would have been far from inaccurate in his description of the colour of this wine: as black as a parliament of crows (not Croze), with dark, smoky aromatics to boot. Stéphane Robert selects his best fruit from the steepest, most granitic sites and, after prolonged maceration, treats it to generous ageing, mostly in 225-litre barriques. Note that this one is a step up from the already magnificently powerful Vin Noir. Pur Noir takes it to a new level, without forsaking a fundamental purity of intent.

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Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

14%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2024 - 2036

Origin

Country

France

Region

Rhône

Sub-region

Northern Rhône

Area

Cornas AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Simon Field MW

UK Stockist