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Domaine Auguste Clape COTES DU RHONE ROUGE 2016

Domaine Auguste Clape COTES DU RHONE ROUGE  2016


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The Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, with it's rich purple Syrah colour, boasts a wonderfully intense bouquet of lush, ripe blackcurrents and spicy pepper. On the palate the wine is rich, smooth and full bodied with intense fruit and classic Syrah peppery flavours, reflecting perfectly the bouquet. The soft, round tannins are ever present giving rise to a very well polished balance and a superb long, elegant finish.
Category Red Wine
Region France, Rhone, Cotes du Rhone
Brand Domaine Auguste Clape
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastThe 2016 Cotes du Rhone is essentially declassified Cornas, so it's entirely Syrah but from young vines. It combines tarry notes with cherry fruit and some earthy notes. It's medium-bodied, with firm, dusty tannins on the finish.

Joe Czerwinski, December 2017