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Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Domaine Auguste Clape 2018

Grape VarietySyrah

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Rhône2018Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Domaine Auguste ClapeBT3 \ 036540.001292/94+ JD366094.1092.00Cornas Cuvee Renaissance, Clape0.7510
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Tasting Notes

Moving to the Cornas releases, all of which were tasted from foudre and tank, the 2018 Cornas Renaissance will be a mix of different terroirs and young and older vines. All the samples had distinct yet certainly classic Clape character, with vibrant blue and black fruits, pepper, and ample gaminess. There are enough tannins here to warrant short-term cellaring, but it should keep for 15+ years.

Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2019

Powerful, mineral-driven aromas of ripe black/blue fruits, candied flowers, olive, musky earth and exotic spices. Densely packed and animated on the palate, offering bitter cherry, blueberry and spicecake flavors that unwind slowly with air and show fine delineation. The blue fruit and floral notes drive an impressively long, spice-laced finish that's given shape by fine-grained, slowly building tannins.

Josh Raynolds, vinous.com, May 2020
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