Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2018 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2018
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Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas 2018

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750ml
$249.00
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Category Red Wine
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Region France, Rhone, Cornas
Brand Domaine Auguste Clape
Monsieur Clape's Cornas is systematically considered the best in the appellation, constantly attaining the most amazing levels of excellence. There is always a extremely deep purple, almost black colour that exudes a never ending array of rich complex aromas of dried fruits, liquorice, spice and pepper. The sheer power and concentration of the wine on the palate is overwhelming. The attack is sensational, followed with an incredible volume of extract that saturates the palate in rich, concentrated fruity tannins that last through a magnificently long, stunning finish. These wines need at least 5 or 6 years in bottle before they will open up, but are at their best after 10 years.
Vinous
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Spice- and mineral- accented dark berry, smoky bacon and floral pastille scents show excellent delineation and pick up deeper licorice and olive paste notes with air. Sappy and expansive in the mouth, offering juicy boysenberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that show outstanding depth and are lifted by a potent mineral flourish. Powerful yet lively in character, delivering solid finishing thrust and closing with noteworthy tenacity and youthfully chewy tannins that build steadily.

Josh Raynolds, May 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94-96+

The flagship comes largely from the Reynard lieu-dit (unquestionably one of the finest vineyards in the appellation) and the oldest vines of the estate. The lots destined for this cuvée offered another level of richness and depth, with more opulence and decadence than most recent vintages. Full-bodied, concentrated, and tannic on the palate, it's going to require patience. The 2015 was even more tannic and backward at this stage, but there's more than a touch of greatness in this beauty.

December 12, 2019

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