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Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 Cornas Renaissance, essentially their “younger” vines (although they are 30-50 years old), exhibits an opaque purple color along with beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit intertwined with notions of spring flowers as well as a chalky minerality. Full-bodied, with good acidity and terrific definition and freshness despite its massive size.This historic reference point for the wines of Cornas is one of the world’s most enviable small estates. Long run by Auguste Clape, who has slowly moved into retirement, turning the reins over to his talented son, Pierre-Marie, the quality of the Clape wines has been brilliant since I began visiting the estate over 30 years ago. I believe the 2009 and 2010 Cornas are the finest wines they have yet produced ... and that’s saying something.Robert Parker's Wine Advocate *less than a case in stock*

Editorial Reviews for Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,178
3.00 5
06/14/2013

This has a wonderful nose filled with meat, floral mint, and green olive aromas all topped with a nice dash of cracked pepper. On entry this is filled with dusty tannins supporting stiff fruit that shows a nice blend of concentration and minerality but this does lack some acidity and finishes fairly quickly showing some heat and clumsy extraction on the finish. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,178
3.00 5
06/19/2013

This has a wonderful nose filled with meat, floral mint, and green olive aromas all topped with a nice dash of cracked pepper. On entry this is filled with dusty tannins supporting stiff fruit that shows a nice blend of concentration and minerality but this does lack some acidity and finishes fairly quickly showing some heat and clumsy extraction on the finish. 85pts


External Reviews for Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/02/2013

Tasted in two components: #1, a blend of Tezier and Patou: intense red berry and floral scents and flavors, with a spicy overtone. Juicy and precise, finishing with excellent cut and sweetness. #2, from young vines in Reynard: much darker in pro... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Syrah wine from Rhone in France. 2010 Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance 750ml



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The 2010 Cornas Renaissance, essentially their “younger” vines (although they are 30-50 years old), exhibits an opaque purple color along with beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit intertwined with notions of spring flowers as well as a chalky minerality. Full-bodied, with good acidity and terrific definition and freshness despite its massive size.This historic reference point for the wines of Cornas is one of the world’s most enviable small estates. Long run by Auguste Clape, who has slowly moved into retirement, turning the reins over to his talented son, Pierre-Marie, the quality of the Clape wines has been brilliant since I began visiting the estate over 30 years ago. I believe the 2009 and 2010 Cornas are the finest wines they have yet produced ... and that’s saying something.Robert Parker's Wine Advocate *less than a case in stock*

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