2012 Johann Michel Cornas


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Cornas
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • OenoEd wrote: 89 points

    April 25, 2019 - The nose of this inky viscous Cornas offers mint, wet wool, black cherry, bay leaf, and a hint of chocolate. Rich, and very ripe, almost more Grenache like than the 100% syrah that it is; some lavender and decent acidity save it from being another homage to a homogenous New world Rhone style: super ripe, high alcohol, pure, highly extracted; the 13.5% alcohol seems closer to 14.5%. Fairly short, dry finish, although tannins are nicely integrated at this point. Ill not try this again for a couple of years. If your benchmarks for Cornas are old school Clape, Verset, and Cuchet-Belliando, this will not make you happy, yet, in its modern Autobahn lane, its quite delicious and well made. For me, great Cornas needs minerality and rusticity; this has neither.

  • Zweder wrote: 88 points

    March 21, 2017 - Monthly Tuesday group "The Dead Sparrow" #017: Syrah/Shiraz, France, Australia and South Africa. (By AG): This wine shows cherries, raspberries and some menthol. Yoghurt and lactic flavors. On the palate cherries, blackberries, some licorice, good acidity and tannin. The wine is still too young. Wait until 2019 at least. 87 - 90. 88 for this evening.

  • Amateur62 wrote: 89 points

    January 2, 2017 - Before decanting I was not sure if it's worth, but it improved after three hours and was quite approachable then. Black berries, cherries, garrique and leather in the background that gets more intense with additional time. Good structure with high acidity. Still very young, may improve with some more years of aging.

  • bambie321 Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 5, 2016 - Thought this was solid. Balanced robust tannins, dark stone fruit/ plums,with a bit of wet stone and light leather

  • Zweder wrote: 89 points

    June 1, 2015 - Weekly tasting group #169; South Africa vs France (@ The factory by MN): Dark forest fruits, cherries, chocolate, beautiful oak and some pleasant barnyard in the bouquet. On the palate dark and red berries, a lot of garrigue, beautiful oak, firm but juicy acidity and slightly sticky tannin. The wine is still too young, but my guess is that it will reach early maturity around 2017 and will drink nicely until well into the 2020’s. 89+

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    March/April 2014, IWC Issue #173 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Johann Michel
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Cornas

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  • In Cellars 87 (71%)
  • Consumed 35 (29%)

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