Dom Clape Cornas
$320.00

Dom Clape Cornas

"Clape was one of a pantheon of midcentury winegrowers in the northern Rhone whose wines, though made initially for the local market, were eventually celebrated internationally as among the most profound expressions of the syrah grape. It was Mr. Clape’s wines, with their chewy textures and savory, smoky flavors, that compelled people to take tiny Cornas seriously" - Eric Asimov writing for the New York Times

This is a powerful wine, with scents of licorice, olive, black berries, and incense. Hints of smoke and minerality in the background draw you in. The palate starts with fleshy spiced plum, moving to toffee like tannins in the finish. Augustus Clape was known for making the best expressions of the Syrah grape, and this is not an exception. Earth and smoke compliment the berry and olive tones, making a truely elegant wine, one of the best from the northern Rhone.

2006 was a good year, producing a more fruit forward harvest and a bonny freshness. However the 16 years of age will have allowed the earthy undertones to take center-stage, while the black berry fruit compliments beautifully.

Region
  • France
  • France - Rhone
Style
  • Red Wine
Varietal
  • Other Red
  • Rhone Blend

Shipping Options / Costs

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Shipping Option Per Box  Cost
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Ship to: Rest of New Zealand Up to 12 bottles $6.00
Ship to: Rural Deliveries Up to 12 bottles Add + $4.50
Ship to: Waiheke Island Up to 12 bottles Add + $12.00
(*) Local Wellington includes Wellington City, Hutt City and Porirua City. 
(**) Normally $2.50 - free as we all are dealing with the COVID crisis

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