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Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Domaine Auguste Clape 2016

Label
RegionRhône
SubregionCornas
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2016Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Domaine Auguste ClapeBT1 \ 012720.001294+ JD128094.1094.10Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Clape0.7510
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Tasting Notes

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.

94+
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2018

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

91/94
Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (234), December 2017
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