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Maison Nicolas Perrin Cornas - 2012

AOC Cornas

     

Avis

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.

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.

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.