|Rhône||2016||Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Domaine Auguste Clape||BT||1 \ 0||12||720.00||12||12||80||94.10||94.10||Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Clape||0.75||10|
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Starting with what could be considered the younger vine cuvée, the 2016 Cornas Renaissance boasts a saturated purple color as well as a heady, intense bouquet of black plums, cedarwood, iron, and incense. It’s a wild, exotic Cornas (and that’s Clape) that has full-bodied richness, a big mid-palate, and building tannins. It’s certainly more approachable than the grand vin, yet it needs a solid 4-5 years of bottle age to be drinkable.
I tasted from several foudres earmarked for the 2016 Cornas Renaissance. All showed good ripeness and richness allied to ample fruit and balanced tannins. Drink Date 2020 - 2030