Johann Michel

Cornas Syrah

9.215 ratings
9.28 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Matt Lasater

Seems to be losing some primary and punchy fruit, structure starting to take form and hold on the palate. Burger wine 🍔

Seems to be losing some primary and punchy fruit, structure starting to take form and hold on the palate. Burger wine 🍔

Mar 8th, 2021
Matt Lasater

Damn this is really coming around, seems to have settled in since LBT. More clarity, more definition and high-toned perfume. Definitely has gained more cohesiveness and length on the palate too. Explosive ripe/just kissing the jam side of things fruit; blackberry, huckleberry, hint of blueberry, and apricots. Loads of sweet licorice and powdered sugar, sweet cinnamon, violet pastille, rosemary blossom, candied olives, baked stones, sweet meat. Feel like this really starting to express ‘15 vintage character too

Damn this is really coming around, seems to have settled in since LBT. More clarity, more definition and high-toned perfume. Definitely has gained more cohesiveness and length on the palate too. Explosive ripe/just kissing the jam side of things fruit; blackberry, huckleberry, hint of blueberry, and apricots. Loads of sweet licorice and powdered sugar, sweet cinnamon, violet pastille, rosemary blossom, candied olives, baked stones, sweet meat. Feel like this really starting to express ‘15 vintage character too

Mar 13th, 2019
Jonathan Wall

A very approachable young Cornas. Fruit dominant. But after a few nights open the savory revealed itself. Delicious.

A very approachable young Cornas. Fruit dominant. But after a few nights open the savory revealed itself. Delicious.

Jul 18th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.4

Phenomenal. Gorgeous nose of granite, mineral, black berry fruit, palate is full of fruit, a hit of sweet wood, and terrific freshness and energy. Sappy and sweet with big tannins. 15 so good. Juicy and really fresh. Such purity. Impressive.

Phenomenal. Gorgeous nose of granite, mineral, black berry fruit, palate is full of fruit, a hit of sweet wood, and terrific freshness and energy. Sappy and sweet with big tannins. 15 so good. Juicy and really fresh. Such purity. Impressive.

Mar 10th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Lovely Cornas, expresses more savory and meaty side of Cornas. Iron, beef blood, crushed graphite, black berry, smoke, black licorice and olive. Very mineral core. Firm yet completely transformed with wood fired food. Young, oak needs some integration, a little resolve on the palate needed but will come around with a little time. Day 2 was lifted, more bacon fat and hearty black fruit. Completely unfolded.

Lovely Cornas, expresses more savory and meaty side of Cornas. Iron, beef blood, crushed graphite, black berry, smoke, black licorice and olive. Very mineral core. Firm yet completely transformed with wood fired food. Young, oak needs some integration, a little resolve on the palate needed but will come around with a little time. Day 2 was lifted, more bacon fat and hearty black fruit. Completely unfolded.

Oct 2nd, 2017
Weijie Shi (Jay)

Syrupy and jammy red fruits on the nose. But very fresh and vibrant on the palate. Chewy tannins. Like a new world style wine.

Syrupy and jammy red fruits on the nose. But very fresh and vibrant on the palate. Chewy tannins. Like a new world style wine.

1 person found it helpfulNov 17th, 2017
Pinotman /// Andreas

Quite fruit driven. Will go for another 5 years or more. Still very tannic, hint of brett blueberry, a little to rich for me but seriously great stuff. Minty.

Quite fruit driven. Will go for another 5 years or more. Still very tannic, hint of brett blueberry, a little to rich for me but seriously great stuff. Minty.

Mar 31st, 2021
Sylvain Rhainds

2015

Dec 30th, 2019
Sylvain Rhainds

2016!
Encore un bébé mais déjà très buvable! Beau potentiel. Parfait avec une belle pièce de viande bien juteuse!

2016!
Encore un bébé mais déjà très buvable! Beau potentiel. Parfait avec une belle pièce de viande bien juteuse!

Jul 17th, 2019
Olivia Wright

Surprisingly fruit forward. Medium plus bodied. Spice, red fruit, chalky tannin. Very easy drinking.

Surprisingly fruit forward. Medium plus bodied. Spice, red fruit, chalky tannin. Very easy drinking.

May 4th, 2018