Eric & Joel Durand

2012 Cornas "Premices"

Northern Rhone Valley

$37.49

Brothers Eric and Joel Durand took over the family estate in 1991, taking knowledge from previous generations and improving the quality of their wines year after year.  Their work is especially hard on the steep slopes of Saint Joseph (18 acres) and Cornas (12 acres), where they have to rebuild the terraces every year to maintain the earth on the soils.  With their experience and the finesse of their palates, the Durand brothers now rank among the most recognized producers on the Northern Rhone Valley and are international acclaimed by many writers.

This 2012 "Premices" Saint Joseph is a dense, full-bodied an concentrated 100% Syrah that delivers aromas and flavors of chocolaty dark fruits, leather, crushed rock and licorice, a wine that drinks very nicely now but will also evolve gracefully through 2020.  93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 91 points Wine Spectator. 13.5% ABV PYW

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