A highly complex bouquet evokes ripe black/blue fruits, candied flowers, olive paste, smoked meat, incense and potpourri, and mineral and earth notes appear as the wine opens up. Stains the palate with intense, spice- and mineral-accented bitter cherry, dark chocolate and violet pastille flavors that show wonderful definition and back-end cut. Velvety, slow-building tannins add shape to an extremely long, subtly chewy finish that delivers real power and mineral drive.

96-98 points | Josh Raynolds, Vinous.com

The premiere Domaine of Cornas, Domaine Clape is synonymous with dark, opaque and brooding wines that are deeply tannic on release and almost impenetrable in the glass in their youth. With time in the cellar though, these components evolve into a seductive perfume of black fruits, white pepper and a complex spice flavours framed by softened tannins. 

The Clapes farm 11 acres of vineyards of very old vines among the best sites (Reynard, La Côte and Sabarotte) of the steep, cramped hillside of Cornas. The wines see only 18 months in old oak barrels after a traditional fermentation before being bottled unfiltered. The best examples of Clape Cornas can last 20-30 years.

(CC3519)

Grape Variety Syrah / Shiraz
Closure Cork
Bottle Size 750ml
Brand Domaine Auguste Clape
SKU CC3519