Essential Cornas:
2014 Clape Cornas

Posted by Joe Salamone

Clape’s Cornas gets to the beating heart of the appellation.

Yesterday, we offered Hervé Souhaut's dangerously gulpable Syrah. Today, we continue the Northern Rhône theme, but on a radically different register.

Clape's Cornas is bone-crushing, with jet-black minerality and a saturating presence. It reveals something essential about Cornas. The wines are pillars of Cornas and I buy them whenever I have the chance.

I find 2014 to be an amazing expression of Clape. A few weeks ago, I jumped on the opportunity to re-up on it.

It's an especially elegant and lifted edition of the wine. It takes Clape's bone-crushing style and adds a gorgeous energy and vibrancy. The wine's impressive architecture and grippy intensity are enlivened by a nimble finesse and a lovely silken texture.

The 2014 Cornas brims with notes of dark berries, olives, dried herbs, cedar, spice and violets. There's a deep, iron minerality that pays tribute to the region's granite slopes and a stern acid spine. In 2014, all of the wine's density is balanced by a sense of brightness and purity.

Few Cornas can rival the longevity of Clape. With time, the wine undergoes an amazing transformation, gaining even more depth, complexity and refinement. We created special pack pricing because the 2014 is a dazzling edition that we have very high hopes for. Don't miss.

To order, email or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Joe Salamone

Wine Buyer
Crush Wine & Spirits