Medium red. Aromatically complex, intense: cherry, roast beef, earthiness, tar, with heaps of local garrigue. On entry, low tannin and balanced acidity suggest maturity. Delicious and easy drinking rather than a stiff Cornas, at CdR prices. Bottle #6 of six.
Medium red. Complex and intense nose of tar, olives, cherry, raw beef, camphor. Medium acidity,medium-low tannin. Leaning to the angular side of balance, this wine really delivers true Cornas flavor and finish without any oak influence. Vivid, wonderful, exciting. We killed this bottle in an hour between the two of us, and were tempted to open another. Bottle #4 of six.
Showing a bit more development than the last bottle, still a great food wine tho--loaded with cigar ash, pencil lead and wet forest floor. Exotic fruit/spice elements too like currant and black truffle. With food more a spicy green pepper element emerged, as did a lovely minerality like crushed gypsum/pumice.
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(Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Renaissance) Dark red violet color; lovely, deep, tart plum, black fruit, graphite, mustard seed, anise, meaty nose; youthful, tart plum, black fruit, mineral palate with a touch of bacon fat; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.
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