this is called Rieux this year, with some doubt over the Nouvelle R name of the cuvee from another domaine in Crozes-Hermitage: red robe. Bright red fruit, cherry, a hint of succulence, sun, light powder dust feature on the nose. The palate is an easy flow affair, on small live red fruits with a simple cut and strawberry jam. It's lightweight, perfumed, simple Cornas. The 13% abv this year is rare, high for here. From mid-2021. 2032-34 Dec 2019 (three stars)

John Livingstone-Learmonth - ()