Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

9.31034 ratings
9.3457 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Matt Duncan

The. Real. Deal. Very firm tannin, as expected. Fine grained and supple. Such a fantastic nose, it certainly delivered all that is promised. If only my time machine was working today I’d have gone forward ten years for a taste...

The. Real. Deal. Very firm tannin, as expected. Fine grained and supple. Such a fantastic nose, it certainly delivered all that is promised. If only my time machine was working today I’d have gone forward ten years for a taste...

Apr 22nd, 2021
Matt Lasater

Soft. Vintage apparent here, lacking some sinew and grit. Menthol, spice, dried mushroom, forest notes, dried beef, black cherry, bay and pepper. Deliciously savory.

Soft. Vintage apparent here, lacking some sinew and grit. Menthol, spice, dried mushroom, forest notes, dried beef, black cherry, bay and pepper. Deliciously savory.

Apr 12th, 2021
Mike Saviage

Purple tawny color, almost opaque. Notes of red and black fruit, earth/dirt, stone, ash and some cedar wood. Next to the 75 Haut Brion beside it, the noses are ironically similar - with only the color of the wines being a good distinguishing factor. Got better and better with air... at hour 5, this was at its peak performance. Overall, a good but not great Cornas.

Purple tawny color, almost opaque. Notes of red and black fruit, earth/dirt, stone, ash and some cedar wood. Next to the 75 Haut Brion beside it, the noses are ironically similar - with only the color of the wines being a good distinguishing factor. Got better and better with air... at hour 5, this was at its peak performance. Overall, a good but not great Cornas.

Apr 9th, 2021
Victor Charcan

Expressive nose of chocolate, orange peel, black olives, tremendous freshness for a 2003. Long, polished tannins.

Expressive nose of chocolate, orange peel, black olives, tremendous freshness for a 2003. Long, polished tannins.

Mar 30th, 2021
Douglas Braun

2011 Vintage roasted meat character , mineral, olive (clearly Cornas) middle age

2011 Vintage roasted meat character , mineral, olive (clearly Cornas) middle age

Dec 25th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Dark tawny. Mostly opaque. Quiet nose. Modest notes of black fruit, some iron, some pepper. Lacking the punch you want. Tasted over several hours and never shed it’s quiet nature. Drink up.

Dark tawny. Mostly opaque. Quiet nose. Modest notes of black fruit, some iron, some pepper. Lacking the punch you want. Tasted over several hours and never shed it’s quiet nature. Drink up.

Sep 7th, 2020
Kenny Baldridge

17th Anniversary wine. The cork was a disaster but the wine is terrific.

17th Anniversary wine. The cork was a disaster but the wine is terrific.

May 25th, 2020
Mike Saviage

Tawny with thin amber rims. Dry fruit nose. Notes of dried cherries, some cranberry, a fresh cigar cut, a dollup of raspberry jam and a hint of menthol. Silky in the mouth. Tannins resolved with enough fruit to balance with the structure. Probably past it’s prime showing but very nice tonite nonetheless.

Tawny with thin amber rims. Dry fruit nose. Notes of dried cherries, some cranberry, a fresh cigar cut, a dollup of raspberry jam and a hint of menthol. Silky in the mouth. Tannins resolved with enough fruit to balance with the structure. Probably past it’s prime showing but very nice tonite nonetheless.

May 24th, 2020
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9.5

Dark, youthful purple. Powerful, smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, licorice, olive and a hint of incense on the deeply perfumed nose. Juicy and sharply delineated in the mouth, offering concentrated, spice-laced blackberry, bitter cherry and fruitcake flavors that take on a smoky aspect as the wine opens up. In an ample but lively style, finishing juicy and extremely long, with building tannins adding framework and youthful grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2020)

Dark, youthful purple. Powerful, smoke- and mineral-accented aromas of ripe dark berries, licorice, olive and a hint of incense on the deeply perfumed nose. Juicy and sharply delineated in the mouth, offering concentrated, spice-laced blackberry, bitter cherry and fruitcake flavors that take on a smoky aspect as the wine opens up. In an ample but lively style, finishing juicy and extremely long, with building tannins adding framework and youthful grip. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, April 2020)

May 7th, 2020
Lee Pitofsky

Deep and intense showing black currants, iron, charcoal smoke and hints of smoked meats and saddle leather. Finishes with excellent length and concentration. Best after 2 hour decant.

Deep and intense showing black currants, iron, charcoal smoke and hints of smoked meats and saddle leather. Finishes with excellent length and concentration. Best after 2 hour decant.

Apr 16th, 2020