Back-Vintage Allemand
1998 Allemand Cornas Reynard

Posted by Ian McFadden

I'm always on the hunt for Allemand, and finding back-vintages has become nearly impossible. 

Today, I'm very happy to offer a small parcel of Allemand's 1998 Reynard.

photo of the featured wine

Allemand produces singular expressions of Syrah. No one else renders the grape with such purity, precision, and finesse. Cornas is typically inky and bone-crushing. In contrast, Allemand's Cornas is agile and has a luminous clarity of expression.  

We're big fans of the 1998 vintage in the Northern Rhône. It's an utterly classic year that's defined by its formidable structure, savory depth, and soaring aromatics.  

Allemand's 1998 has an intense and rigorous architecture. There's a wild profile with dark berry fruit, smoke, and a seriously complex presentation of spices and florality. There's sternness here that one doesn't find in today's vintages.

Allemand is one of the most gifted and thoughtful winemakers we know. They are simply really exciting wines, which helps to explain why we receive such strong responses to our Allemand offers. It's a safe bet that we'll quickly be facing a rush of orders. Older Allemand doesn't surface very often and when it does, it doesn't stick around for long.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden
Director, Fine & Rare
Crush Wine & Spirits

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