Frank Cornelissen

Munjebel (Classico) Rosso Nerello Mascalese

8.713 ratings
8.14 pro ratings
Etna, Catania, Sicily, Italy
Nerello Mascalese
Top Notes For
Coltin Short

What Tom said. Same issue with the 2012. Only VA and Tannin. No fruit. Maybe it's past it's drinking window, but I've had other vintages of Munjebel that didn't show anything like this. Not sure what happened but avoid this vintage, sadly. Sorry Frank.

What Tom said. Same issue with the 2012. Only VA and Tannin. No fruit. Maybe it's past it's drinking window, but I've had other vintages of Munjebel that didn't show anything like this. Not sure what happened but avoid this vintage, sadly. Sorry Frank.

Sep 9th, 2018
Tom Kobylarz

I have had 2 other vintages of this wine across even more bottles and loved them, but the 9 (2012) is a VA (volatile acidity) mess. Completely out out balance this is like a port wine missing the luscious fruit. I don't normally bag a wine but Frank if your reading this what were you thinking about the expression of the vine when you were raising the fruit and making the wine for this vintage. This is the single worst wine I have had all year based on my expectations of pedigree. #munjebel #cornelissen #mtetna #garagiste

I have had 2 other vintages of this wine across even more bottles and loved them, but the 9 (2012) is a VA (volatile acidity) mess. Completely out out balance this is like a port wine missing the luscious fruit. I don't normally bag a wine but Frank if your reading this what were you thinking about the expression of the vine when you were raising the fruit and making the wine for this vintage. This is the single worst wine I have had all year based on my expectations of pedigree. #munjebel #cornelissen #mtetna #garagiste

1 person found it helpfulAug 12th, 2014
Deborah Heath

Tasted this with Frank Cornelissen at Cave Ox in Solicchiata, Etna Nord. Fresh lively Etna terroir.

Tasted this with Frank Cornelissen at Cave Ox in Solicchiata, Etna Nord. Fresh lively Etna terroir.

Aug 26th, 2013
David Dawooloo

2012

Jun 16th, 2015
Manny Jemente

Funky, cool, off the beaten path wine. Nerello Mascalese grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the island of Sicily. By the cult winemaker - Frank Cornelissen. This is a wine to make any wine geek happy. Expressive mountain flowers, herbs, juniper, wild strawberry, and raspberry. Rough, scratchy tannins, deep flavor, sharp up spike of acidity, and a long finish. Almost "zippy" on the palette.

Funky, cool, off the beaten path wine. Nerello Mascalese grown on the slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the island of Sicily. By the cult winemaker - Frank Cornelissen. This is a wine to make any wine geek happy. Expressive mountain flowers, herbs, juniper, wild strawberry, and raspberry. Rough, scratchy tannins, deep flavor, sharp up spike of acidity, and a long finish. Almost "zippy" on the palette.

Feb 4th, 2015
David Dawooloo

6 paul bert

6 paul bert

Nov 6th, 2014
Louis Schofield

Sommelier/Wine Merchant East End Cellars

9.7

Louis had this 6 years ago

Louis had this 6 years ago

Jul 7th, 2014
Jens Persson

Jens had this 3 years ago

Jens had this 3 years ago

Sep 29th, 2017
Overall Forventning

Overall had this 3 years ago

Overall had this 3 years ago

Sep 16th, 2017
Matt Bowman

Matt had this 4 years ago

Matt had this 4 years ago

Aug 5th, 2016