Nose was a bit stunted after first pouring from the coravin but still had nice, funky, earthy notes of fall leaves and forest floor. The nose opened up dramatically over the next hour, giving off a perfumed, floral bouquet, with hints of plumb, game, and spice. Tannins are still firm but not overpowering. Palate hits you with slightly under-ripe cherry, plumb, leather, and pepper. — 11 days ago
The 2001 A. Clape Cornas is simply marvelous, showing off this enticing vintage in the Northern Rhône. The tertiary notes are starting to hit their stride with wild mushroom and damp earth tones that collide with red currants, bulls blood and iodine tones that all shine together in the glass. Still showing a strong core of acidity and dark fruits, the silky texture entices as leather, peat moss, and smoked meats all impress on the expressive palate. Fantastic now, this beautiful 2001 Cornas still has plenty of life left. Drink 2019-2027- 94 — 22 days ago
Awesome wine. Like a baby Hermitage Blanc. Nose of yellow fruits, minerals and loads of gras. Gorgeous depth. Almost a pastry like element as well. Elegant, nimble and super fresh with great purity and depth. Elegant and balanced with juicy fruit and nervy intense minerality. Juicy and explosive with a long lingering finish. Really stays with you. — 5 days ago
Still fairly tannic with minerality. Opening up nicely after decanted for an hour. — 21 hours ago
The standout of the night!!
Well balanced with strong red fruit on nose and silk texture on the pallet
— 12 days ago
Deep, deep purple with medium garnet undertones and a wide brim. Pretty classic Rhône nose full of violets and red and blue fruits slowly giving way to cracked black pepper and earth. So much lighter than I was expecting because I’ve been drinking so many domestic Syrahs lately. There’s absolutely nothing cumbersome going on here. Silky and smooth on the tongue with a nice streak of spice running throughout. Much more on the easy drinking side of Crozes-Hermitage with some underlying power. Dark cherries, blackberries, baking soda, and milk chocolate on the palate with a ton of smoke coming in later. French Syrah really is where it’s at. — 4 days ago