Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

9.3878 ratings
9.3399 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Mike Saviage

Dark scarlet center with clear rims. Almost opaque. Wonderful fragrant nose. Notes of blue fruit, earth, violets, minerals, and some menthol. Meaty. Velvet glove in the mouth. Soft rich fruit with a nice balance of acidity that prolongs the finish. Was open for business immediately. RIP Mr Clape and thank you for this.

Dark scarlet center with clear rims. Almost opaque. Wonderful fragrant nose. Notes of blue fruit, earth, violets, minerals, and some menthol. Meaty. Velvet glove in the mouth. Soft rich fruit with a nice balance of acidity that prolongs the finish. Was open for business immediately. RIP Mr Clape and thank you for this.

Jul 19th, 2018
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.8

Deep, powerful and super expressive. Absolutely loved this.

Deep, powerful and super expressive. Absolutely loved this.

Mar 17th, 2018
Lyle Fass

Founder Fass Selections

9.5

Young but awesome. Balanced, long and very tannic. Hold for 15+.

Young but awesome. Balanced, long and very tannic. Hold for 15+.

Jan 28th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

This is an all-star producer and look forward to trying this again in 10–15 years. The 14 is really beautiful, it’s rich, thick, ruby, ripe and dark. The tannins are velvety backed up with scorched earth. The violets sing at this this stage. The fruits are dark and slightly rustic. Grilled savory meats, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries & strawberries haunt the back palate. Graphite, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, dry herbs, leather, tobacco with ash, round beautiful acidity, a rich, ripe, elegant, long, beautiful finish. Shouldn’t even think about opening the 14 for another 10 years plus. I would take this over the Sine Qua Non any day and be the happier given their price points.

This is an all-star producer and look forward to trying this again in 10–15 years. The 14 is really beautiful, it’s rich, thick, ruby, ripe and dark. The tannins are velvety backed up with scorched earth. The violets sing at this this stage. The fruits are dark and slightly rustic. Grilled savory meats, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries & strawberries haunt the back palate. Graphite, dry crushed rocks, dry top soil, dry herbs, leather, tobacco with ash, round beautiful acidity, a rich, ripe, elegant, long, beautiful finish. Shouldn’t even think about opening the 14 for another 10 years plus. I would take this over the Sine Qua Non any day and be the happier given their price points.

Jan 14th, 2018
Carter Nixon

Wow, fantastic and no bret. Excellent.

Wow, fantastic and no bret. Excellent.

Jan 12th, 2018
Sasha Verhage

Winemaker/Owner Eno Wines

9.4

Less olive, n Rhône than usual due to

Less olive, n Rhône than usual due to

Jan 8th, 2018
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.1

Pretty, rustic, mature

Pretty, rustic, mature

Dec 19th, 2017
Marie Keep

Director of Fine Wines Skinner

9.3

Beautiful plummy color. At the brink, a piney almost retsina-like flash, as it opens up to violet and licorice pastille overlaying a deep savoury flinty cap gun/strike anywhere match chemistry. In balance with smooth polished tannins. Scrubby mountain herbaceousness with Iodine minerality finish. Quite luscious.

Beautiful plummy color. At the brink, a piney almost retsina-like flash, as it opens up to violet and licorice pastille overlaying a deep savoury flinty cap gun/strike anywhere match chemistry. In balance with smooth polished tannins. Scrubby mountain herbaceousness with Iodine minerality finish. Quite luscious.

Dec 1st, 2017
Izek Jasper

From magnum.

From magnum.

Nov 26th, 2017
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.6

!!!!!!

!!!!!!

Aug 22nd, 2017