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Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2013

$149.00

SKU 04451

750ml

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What could be better than drinking one of the greatest crus of the Northern Rhône made by its greatest producer? Frankly, it's the Syrah against which all others are measured.The wines are capable of tremendous longevity in the cellar, although Kermit also encourages trying them while they are young and fresh, to better appreciate the evolution to come. 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
Varietal
Country France
Region Rhone
Appellation Cornas
Brand Domaine Auguste Clape
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Wine AdvocateProbably the wine of the vintage is Clape's 2013 Cornas. Coming from some of the prime terroirs in this incredible appellation, it's always 100% Syrah (Cornas is always 100% Syrah) that saw no destemming and spent 22 months in mostly ancient foudre. This wine offers up classic Clape notes of beef blood, cold steel, liquid rock, pepper and saddle leather (there's fruit in there as well) to go with a medium to full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, rich, textured 2013 that has an awesome mid-palate, ripe tannin and clean, lengthy finish. It won't be as long lived as some of the more blockbuster-styled years, but it will dish out incredible pleasure over the coming 10-15 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, December 2015