Clape, Cornas Renaissance 2016 Bottle size: 750ml

France, Rhône
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Clape_CornasRenaissance_750ml_2016
R1,120

Critic Score

94
VIN

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Tasting notes:
‘Glass-staining ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of red and blue fruit preserves, licorice, olive paste and peony are complemented by a sexy floral overtone. Stains the palate with intense, mineral-accented black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors, while a floral pastille nuance gains strength with air. Velvety, even tannins shape an impressively long, floral finish that shows outstanding clarity and dark fruit thrust. Drink 2024 – 2033.’ - Josh Reynolds, Vinous, 94/100

‘A blend of young-vine fruit from Reynard and Patou with old-vine fruit from Sabarotte, the 2016 Cornas Renaissance is impressive for its outstanding texture—tender, silky and almost delicate—allied to dark, earthy notes of black olives and blackberries. It's approachable young yet should drink well for a decade. Drink 2020 – 2030.’ - Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate, 92/100

About Domaine Clape:
Auguste Clape first went to Cornas in 1949 to marry his wife Henriette whose family owned 5 hectares of vines in the appellation. For many years, most growers in Cornas sold their fruit to négociants but Auguste became a local legend when he became the first to make wine from his own grapes instead of selling them. This decision set the tone for the future of Cornas. Today, his son Pierre-Marie and grandson Olivier Clape run the estate. Clape’s powerful and authentic Syrahs, produced from the region’s best granite soils, have become world renowned. They only produce two cuvées – the Cornas, from 40 to 90-year-old vines, and the Cornas Renaissance which is produced from their younger vines.
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Variety Shiraz / Syrah
Blend information 100% Shiraz / Syrah
Rating VIN 94
Drink to Long-term cellaring
Producer information Auguste Clape first went to Cornas in 1949 to marry his wife Henriette whose family owned 5 hectares of vines in the appellation. For many years, most growers in Cornas sold their fruit to négociants but Auguste became a local legend when he became the first to make wine from his own grapes instead of selling them. This decision set the tone for the future of Cornas. Today, his son Pierre-Marie and grandson Olivier Clape run the estate. Clape's powerful and authentic Syrahs, produced from the region's best granite soils, have become world renowned. They only produce two cuvées – the Cornas, from 40 to 90-year-old vines, and the Cornas Renaissance which is produced from their younger vines.
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