2015 Guy Farge "Harmonie" Cornas SKU #1356196

Price: $39.99

JD 94 RP 91
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  • Kaj Stromer
    By: Kaj Stromer
    K&L Staff Member
    When I last toured the vineyards of Cornas, I was taken aback by the steep and rugged nature of the hill. The antiquity and the rusticity of the area attest to some of the most authentic wines-of-place one will come across in France. The Harmonie cuvee from Guy Farge channels all of the potential of the land into one of the finer, more elegant, and flat out delicious bottles of Cornas I’ve tasted in recent memory. This wine is another stunner sourced through our direct import program. Dark, brooding, and deeply aromatic with hints of cassis and blackberry fruit. This is a real crowd pleaser while remaining true to its origin.
  • Keith Mabry
    By: Keith Mabry
    K&L Staff Member
    What began as an exploratory expedition quickly forged into a new K&L direct relationship. I met Guy Farge through an agent at the ViniSud wine fair back in February. I tasted his line-up and was quickly smitten with the wines. I immediately booked some time to visit him in March when I would visit the Rhone Valley in search of new producers and great wines from the 2015 vintage. Guy makes a range of Northern Rhone wines but he is best known for his two Saint-Joseph cuvees and this knockout Cornas. Farge owns about 2.7 hectares in Cornas with 1.7 of those in the Renard lieu-dit. This crazy sloped parcel sits between two of the most prestigious neighbors you could have in the region - August Clape and Thierry Allemand. We stood at the top of Renarde together and he pointed out his neighbors. Vertigo only begins to describe my reaction. His Cornas vines aren't terraced like the Hermitage or Cote Rotie vineyards (which are still pretty vertigo inducing). I grabbed a handful of granite stones for my collection and slowly climbed my way back to the top of the vineyard. Guy's style of winemaking is pretty traditional, doing stem inclusion during fermentation and barrel aging in barrique with minimal new oak included. This wine is pure Cornas though with its meaty gamy black fruit and leathery tannins. There is a suppleness to the wine and great length. It is an outstanding expression that gives us terrific insight into the ability of this producer and only makes us more excited to see what else is on the horizon.
  • Blake Conklin
    By: Blake Conklin
    K&L Staff Member
    I love Syrah. Especially Northern Rhone syrah... and the Guy Farge is very exceptional syrah. I've had more than several dozen wines from the 2015 vintage in the Rhone valley, and while I haven't had a bad bottle yet, there are definitely some I know will age beautifully within time. With proper decanting, or proper ageing, the Guy Farge can be an incredible bottle, and for a $40 dollar price point, it really is a steal, when you consider it being Northern Rhone. Here's a bottle for the Syrah lover.
  • Thomas Smith
    By: Thomas Smith
    K&L Staff Member
    The Guy Farge “Harmonie” is a perfect example of how extraordinary vineyard sites, when treated with care and thoughtfulness, always produce superior wine. The “Harmonie:” is sourced from one of the great vineyards in Cornas, La Reynarde. Sandwiched in between the plots of Allemand and Clape, the two of the most sought-after and hard-to-find wines in the region. In the glass, the Farge is classic Cornas. There arerich, densely layered, dark fruits with elements of bacon fat and leather. Structured and well-defined, there is plenty of tannin, yet it is finely-textured, making the wine totally approachable. I was really shocked out how well the wine showed right out of the bottle. This has definitely secured the spot as my go-to Cornas.


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