Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Domaine Auguste Clape 2015


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Tasting Notes

The 2015 Cornas Renaissance is sensational, and in the same league as the 2010, although it's made in much more forward, sexy and seamless style. While from the younger vines of the estate, we're still talking about 40- to 50-year-old vines, primarily in the Les Sabarotte and Geynale lieux-dits, made in the exact same way as the grand vin. Offering full-bodied richness, moderate acidity, and incredibly polished tannin, it's as drinkable as it gets, yet has plenty of muscle and fat. Huge notes of black cherries, blueberries, scorched earth, pepper, and game literally soar from the glass of this opaque purple/ruby colored gem that can be enjoyed anytime over the coming 20 years or more.

Score: 96Jeb Dunnuck,, January 2018

The two Cornas releases in 2015 are head-turners that warrant serious attention. The 2015 Cornas Renaissance comes from the younger vines of the estate and terroirs closer to the village. I was able to taste the different components, all of which were loaded with fruit as well as classic Cornas notes of black olives, violets and pepper.

Score: 92/94Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate (228), December 2016

Inky ruby. Potent, smoke-tinged dark berry and floral pastille scents show excellent clarity and hints of cola and olive paste. Sappy, penetrating and pure, displaying impressive depth and vivacity to the ripe blackberry and cherry compote flavors. Clings with real intensity on the spicy finish, where supple tannins frame the intense dark fruit.

Score: 91/94Josh Raynolds,, March 2016

The 2015 Cornas Renaissance is a blend of two young-vine (under 25 years of age) parcels with a bit of Sabarotte to bind them together. It’s fruit-forward and verging on jammy in this hot vintage, but it has a base of crushed stone and iron to ground it. It should drink well young. Drink Date 2020 - 2030

Score: 92Joe Czerwinski, Wine Advocate (234), December 2017

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