Maison Nicolas Perrin Cornas - 2012

AOC Cornas



On the toasty side, with a frank ganache frame around a core of steeped plum and blackberry paste flavors. Charcoal and roasted cedar accents fill in on the finish. Solid, but stylistically a bit reliant on toast for now. Time should lend this more nuance.

Encore une réussite pour cette jeune maison qui réussit à donner un supplément de civilité et d'élégance aux syrahs solaires de Cornas souvent trop rustiques. Accessible jeune, un Cornas tout public.

Inky ruby. Deeply pitched, smoky aromas of blackcurrant, cherry pit and licorice, with a black pepper quality adding verve. On the palate, spicy dark fruit and floral pastille flavors put on weight with air and pick up a note of bitter chocolate. Chewy tannins give grip to the powerful, smoke-tinged finish, which strongly echoes the licorice and cherry notes.