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Domaine A Clape Cornas Syrah 2016

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‘Presented in three components: #1) La Côte: intense spice- and mineral-tinged black currant and bitter cherry scents and a sexy floral topnote. Sweet and focused in the mouth, displaying sappy black and blue fruit flavors and a strong jolt of peppery spices on the back half. #2) Sabarotte: more densely packed, offering highly perfumed black and blue fruit aromas. Shows impressive depth to the blueberry, cherry liqueur and spicecake flavors, which pick up a smoky nuance on the back half. Plays power off finesse in superb fashion. #3) old vines in Reynard: vibrant, mineral-laced dark fruit liqueur qualities on the nose and in the mouth. Completely stains the palate and displays remarkable persistence on the penetrating finish, which eventually leaves a sweet floral note.’ 94-97Pts – JOSH REYNOLDS –VINOUS.COM JUN ’18

‘Many layers of aromas, complex and spicy with a fragrant array of dark brambly berries, dark plums, dark chocolate. Spices and peppers, as well as graphite-like stony notes. There’s a silky core to the palate with extreme power, all delivered so precisely that appear light and elegant. Sweet spiced-fruit flavors run long and bright, exploding in a spectacular spicy finish. Spends two winters in the cellar to deliver finesse in terms of tannins. Barrel sample.’ 98-99Pts JAMESSUCKLING.COM AUG ’18

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The inconspicuous cellars of Northern Rhône icon, Domaine Auguste Clape lie on the main N86 road that runs through the village of Cornas, hidden away behind a grey garage door. Their Cornas vineyards (7.5 hectares total, comprised of 5.5 ha of AOC Cornas and 1 hectare each of Côtes du Rhône and Vin de Table) are planted on a variety of the best hillside sites in the appellation - Coteau de Tezier, Les Renards, Les Mazards and Chaillot. The Cornas vines are situated on classic crumbly granite based soils with a favourable clay content. The Côtes du Rhône comes from stony alluvial valley floor soils. - Importer Note

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Volume (ml)750ml
Winemaking PracticesMinimal Intervention
Vineyard PracticesOrganic/Biodynamic
Product typeWine Red Shiraz
RegionRhone Valley

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