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2017 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas #154575043

750ml

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Reviews 95 points Vinous "Dark, youthful purple. Powerful, smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, licorice, olive and a hint of incense on the deeply perfumed nose. Juicy and sharply delineated in the mouth, offering concentrated, spice-laced blackberry, bitter cherry and fruitcake flavors that take on a smoky aspect as the wine opens up. In an ample but lively style, finishing juicy and extremely long, with building tannins adding framework and youthful grip. (JR)"

Domaine Auguste Clape of Cornas

About Domaine Auguste Clape

Auguste Clape is a name synonymous with the rich and powerful wines of Cornas, a true legend among winemakers with some of the finest vineyard holdings in the entire village. Today, Auguste's son Pierre-Marie and grandson Olivier are continuing the legacy, carrying on the winemaking traditions that Robert Parker has deemed "the reference point for the appellation" (WA).

These traditional Cornas wines are crafted from old vines grown on steep, hand-tended vineyards, lending their deep, characteristic flavors to the wines. The grapes are picked at optimal ripeness, yielding a wine that can almost be mistaken for coming from Southern France.

Clape was a pioneer in Cornas, being the first to bottle his own wine in 1957. These Syrah masterpieces are known for their dark berry, black olive, dried herb, smoke, and violet flavors when young and develop deep complexity and velvety texture with age. These wines are a must-try for any wine enthusiast, and we highly recommend them.

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