Clape really nailed the 2011 vintage.
I was very happy to come across this modest parcel recently.
Clape's 2011 has always been a personal favorite and a wine that had no trouble following on the heels of the heralded 2010. The 2011 has a gorgeous clarity of expression and unstoppable jet-black minerality.
If Allemand is Cornas as suave, fine and bright, Clape shows the region's dark side, wonderfully bone-crushing and savory. Clape’s Cornas gets to the beating heart of the appellation’s intensely dark and savory side. The wines are wildly complex and utterly compelling expressions of Cornas.
Clape's 2011 is clear, concentrated and texturally inviting. It brims with notes of dark berries, olives, dried herbs, cedar, spice and violets. The 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. I have high hopes for how the 2011 will evolve. Everything seems so well judged that it will surely age beautifully.
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