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  • Country ranking ?

    3 006
  • Producer ranking ?

    2
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Game

The Story

Monsieur Clape's Cornas is systematically considered the best in the appellation, constantly attaining the most amazing levels of excellence. There is always a extremely deep purple, almost black colour that exudes a never ending array of rich complex aromas of dried fruits, liquorice, spice and pepper. The sheer power and concentration of the wine on the palate is overwhelming. The attack is sensational, followed with an incredible volume of extract that saturates the palate in rich, concentrated fruity tannins that last through a magnificently long, stunning finish. These wines need at least 5 or 6 years in bottle before they will open up, but are at their best after 10 years.


The Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, with it's rich purple Syrah colour, boasts a wonderfully intense bouquet of lush, ripe blackcurrents and spicy pepper. On the palate the wine is rich, smooth and full bodied with intense fruit and classic Syrah peppery flavours, reflecting perfectly the bouquet. The soft, round tannins are ever present giving rise to a very well polished balance and a superb long, elegant finish.

Le Vin des Amis, also 100% Syrah, is closely related to the other Clape wines, with it's deep purple colour and rich opulent blackcurrent fruit and peppery aromas. The palate is medium to full bodied with soft, round and fruity tannins. This is a recent addition to Monsieur Clape's range of wines, with typical Syrah flavours, worthy of a control of origin which it does not possess because of the location of the vines.
 

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Tasting note

color

Medium and Ruby red

ending

Long, Round and Lingering

flavors

Blackcurrant, Cherry, Smoky, Meaty, Earthy and Spice

nose

Wide, Generous, Refined and Round

taste

Average in Acidity, Balanced, Medium-bodied, Round, Harmonious, Refined and Silky tannins

Verdict

Fine

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle. Colour is ruby red and medium. On the nose it is wide, refined, generous and round. The taste is round, harmonious, refined, with silky tannins, and average in acidity, medium-bodied and with balanced structure. On the palate it is layered and has blackcurrant, cherry, meaty, smoky, spice and earthy flavours. The finish is long, round, lingering and vibrant. This wine is fine. Perfectly stored bottles are still very worthy and will last well for another 1-5 years and decant at least 2h before tasting.
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Origin

Cornas, Rhone

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