2014 Frank Cornelissen MunJebel PA

Nerello Mascalese

  • Italy
  • Sicily
  • Terre Siciliane
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CT90.8 9 reviews
Label borrowed from 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Rollerball wrote:

    May 30, 2020 - Cornelissen’s style is so singular I can never tell whether it needs to open up or I do. But by the end of each tasting I’ve fallen in love again.

  • andregs wrote:

    December 30, 2019 - My first Munjebel. Had it some weeks ago. Have had the Contadino produced last years, and comparing it to those. Bigger but not more complex. Initially from the pop, a big wave hitting the nose, but seemed to quickly fade, turning the focus over on to the familiar terracotta, dusty palate. This seams compact, broad on the palate but not achieving more complexity. Seemed warm, without much acidity, and quite stable over the couple of days tasting it. Before I opened it I thought it was early in its drinking window, but now (with my limited knowledge) Im only guessing it will not improve much further.

  • Rollerball wrote: 92 points

    March 10, 2018 - First bottle of this since barrel tasting it at the winery! (Though we can’t keep our hands off the ‘14 VA). Cornelissen's style is so singular. It comes rushing back every time I taste one. Very gentle on the attack. This PA is a little ripe for my taste. Like a gorgeous summer bowl of fruit with flies buzzing. And as it fades, sweet ash. Then all the structure appears and repeats when you zoom out at the end of the sip. Fresh skin. These wines don’t play by the rules. They’re almost a category unto themselves. Three hours in I thought I was maybe, maybe starting to understand this wine.

  • IJC Likes this wine:

    February 28, 2018 - A wine of great multi-sensory kinetic energy. I gave the bottle a shake and violently decanted it to release some of the carbonation, exhibited by a ruby/purple head of foam and bright scents of red and dark fruits. Poured into large balloon glasses, the nose was joined by notes of lava, stone, earth and ash. The very first sensation on the tongue is the buzz of frizzante, jolting the taste buds awake - truly a volcanic wine. With the stage thus set, the multi-layered flavors - each of the elements aforementioned coming to the fore then receding - make for an outstanding drinking experience - delicious, fun, compelling, with the promise of even greater complexity in time.

    Rated 2 on a scale of -1 to 3.

  • perisolb Likes this wine:

    August 27, 2017 - Nose of cherries, wood, cherry liqueur, baking spice. Pronounced sweetness (don't know if it is fruit sweetness or RS), moderate tannins, high concentration. Fruity, jammy, candied cherries, cherry jam, licorice. Interesting and pleasant, but too concentrated and jammy for taste.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Frank Cornelissen
  • Varietal Nerello Mascalese
  • Designation MunJebel PA
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country Italy
  • Region Sicily
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Terre Siciliane

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  • In Cellars 20 (65%)
  • Consumed 11 (35%)

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