A Northern Rhône For The Ages - 2016 Clape Cornas

Posted by Joe Salamone

Clape's Cornas reveals something essential about the appellation.

The wines are pillars of Cornas and I buy them whenever I have the chance.

Clape's Cornas is bone-crushing, with jet-black minerality and a saturating presence. In short, they get to the beating heart of the appellation.

The 2016 is destined to be a stunner for the ages.

We've been blown away by the 2016 Northern Rhônes. It's easily among our favorite vintages of the past decade. We love the combination of concentration, finesse, purity and minerality that the vintage offers.

The 2016 amazes as it takes Clape's bone-crushing style and adds a gorgeous energy, finesse and silken texture. There's lift, blatant minerality and impressive precision. On top of all this, it possesses a serious architecture.

Few Cornas can rival the longevity of Clape. With time, the wine undergoes an amazing transformation, gaining even more depth, complexity and refinement. We have very high hopes for the 2016. Don't miss.

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Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits