Dom. Auguste Clape, Cornas 2016
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Single bottle of Red wine Dom. Auguste Clape, Cornas 2016 100% Syrah

Dom. Auguste Clape
Cornas 2016

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The producer

Would there be a modern Rhone wine industry without Etienne Guigal? Founded in 1946 it has certainly been the success story for the region with holdings from Cote Rotie in the north through to Cotes-du Rhone in the south. Guigal sells over 4 million bottles a year!

Guigal made his reputation initially with stunning wines from Cote Rotie – which not only made his name but also, in a way, that of the whole appellation.  This success allowed them to expand throughout the Rhone, buying and reviving old domaines and vineyards. Well-positioned vineyards in Condrieu was one such purchase and Condrieu La Doriane is a stunning, richer version of the classic Condrieu style which possesses an incredible ability to age.

The wine

La Doriane is Guigal’s luxury Condrieu cuvee and a stunning, richer version of the classic style with rich stone fruit intensity, round and bold texture, great finesse and minerality and an incredible ability to age. La Doriane comes from 35-year-old vines in the top five vineyard sites in the appellation and is vinified and matured entirely in new oak barrels for 12 months.

Type: Red
Vintage: 2016
Country: France
Region: Northern Rhone
Sub region: Cornas
Grape: 100% Syrah
Style: Bold and Structured
Sweetness: Dry
ABV: 13%
Drinking window: 2020 - 2040
Size: 750ml
Food match: Lamb

We choose our wines based on a range of criteria (see how we choose our wines) of which critic scores is just one. Rather than simply highlight the best score to promote a wine, our average critic score is calculated from the scores provided by several respected wine critics, who we follow for specific regions. They do not represent all critic scores and, wherever possible, we try and give more weight to more recent reviews. Where appropriate we consider market-based scores like Global Wine Score or Wine Searcher Average scores.

As a rule, we look to offer wines that achieve a 92/100 average critic score or better and frankly a lot of very good wines simply don’t make the cut. As a high-end provider we want to reflect that positioning in the quality of wines we offer. Such wines are only a tiny fraction of those generally on offer in the market. We believe that an average score is a more conservative and representative approach, but it is still subjective and only offered as a guide to our customers, who will (and should) do their own research. We will add individual critic scores to our website in the future.

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