2016 Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance
Syrah - 750ML
  • JS 95
  • VN 94
  • WA 94
  • JD 94
  • WS 94

$89.94

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$89.94

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, October 2019
Super fresh and composed with some slate, iodine and spiced red plum fruits. The palate has a very sleek, smooth and fine core, nicely phrased tannins, elegant, focused. Best from 2022.
VN 94
Vinous, September 2019
Glass-staining ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of red and blue fruit preserves, licorice, olive paste and peony are complemented by a sexy floral overtone. Stains the palate with intense, mineral-accented black raspberry... expand Glass-staining ruby. Highly perfumed aromas of red and blue fruit preserves, licorice, olive paste and peony are complemented by a sexy floral overtone. Stains the palate with intense, mineral-accented black raspberry, boysenberry and spicecake flavors, while a floral pastille nuance gains strength with air. Velvety, even tannins shape an impressively long, floral finish that shows outstanding clarity and dark fruit thrust. -- Josh Raynolds collapse
WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2017
(91 - 94)I tasted from several foudres earmarked for the 2016 Cornas Renaissance. All showed good ripeness and richness allied to ample fruit and balanced tannins. -JC
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, December 2018
94+ Starting with what could be considered the younger vine cuvée, the 2016 Cornas Renaissance boasts a saturated purple color as well as a heady, intense bouquet of black plums, cedarwood, iron, and incense. It’s a... expand 94+ Starting with what could be considered the younger vine cuvée, the 2016 Cornas Renaissance boasts a saturated purple color as well as a heady, intense bouquet of black plums, cedarwood, iron, and incense. It’s a wild, exotic Cornas (and that’s Clape) that has full-bodied richness, a big mid-palate, and building tannins. It’s certainly more approachable than the grand vin, yet it needs a solid 4-5 years of bottle age to be drinkable. collapse
WS 94
Wine Spectator, November 2019
Winey, with an intense core of steeped black currant, bitter plum and warm fig fruit flavors, backed by a range of charcoal, singed alder, bay leaf, cast iron and dark olive notes. Has a grippy edge, but this remains very... expand Winey, with an intense core of steeped black currant, bitter plum and warm fig fruit flavors, backed by a range of charcoal, singed alder, bay leaf, cast iron and dark olive notes. Has a grippy edge, but this remains very well-integrated, revealing a steady, precise finish. Best from 2021 through 2040. — J.M. collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Syrah
Country France
Region Rhone
Sub-region Northern Rhone
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork