Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance 2013

Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance 2013


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For a taste of the old-style Syrah from the fabulous, sculptured slopes of the Northern Rhône, Auguste Clape's Cornas is the only place to start.
Category Red Wine
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Cornas
Brand Domaine Auguste Clape
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Wine AdvocateAs normal, the 2013 Cornas Renaissance is much more open and sexy than the straight Cornas. Its inky color is followed by similar gamey notes of beef blood, pepper herbs, olive tapenade and assorted dark fruits. This gives way to a medium to full-bodied, ripe, layered, and forward Cornas that has more depth of fruit and texture than most in the vintage. I'd drink bottles anytime over the coming decade, but it will for longer if you're so inclined.

Jeb Dunnuck, December 2015