DOMAINE CLAPE, CORNAS 2018
Red wine

Domaine Clape, Cornas 2018

RRP £97.50

Onyx black, like staring into the darkest of seas. The nose is quiet, dark blue fruit, a hint of woodsmoke, gunpowder even, and then black pepper. In the mouth, the persuasive tannins take control, but they are not drying, and they are not especially astringent. Merely all-embracing – and the embrace is a rigorous one. To say that the wine has been made traditionally is something of an understatement: concrete vats, no destemming, natural yeasts and then ageing in mature foudres. ‘Syrah needs to breathe,’ said Auguste Clape, and now, in bottle, it needs time to think.

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Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Alcohol

13.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2024 - 2036

Origin

Country

France

Region

Rhône

Sub-region

Northern Rhône

Area

Cornas AOP

Tasting Information

Tasted by

Simon Field MW

UK Stockist