Domaine Clape’s reputation for producing wines of power and class has been solidified for decades. Their terraced vineyards lay scattered across the Rhone and are rooted in the region’s signature granitic soils. Auguste helped put the village of Cornas back on the map by farming with care and making wines of polish and detail, Clape became a one word badge of iconic quality.
Brilliantly purple, powerfully built and in search of air and space to unwind and unfurl. Mineral-edged cherry and blackberry, with bacon fat, liquorice, whilst pungently floral. Pure yet concentrated with energy, densely packed with black and blue fruits. Runs out extremely long, vibrant acidity carving through this to bring focus to the power and a salivating sophisticated finish.
In short, Epic.