Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

9.315 ratings
9.59 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
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
Mike Saviage

Tasted blind. Dark ruby almost opaque. Black fruit notes with some wood notes and a little pepper and spice. Rich. Guessed Rhône but was surprised to see it being Cornas. Not as exotic as younger bottles of this. At peak and clearly ready for consumption.

Tasted blind. Dark ruby almost opaque. Black fruit notes with some wood notes and a little pepper and spice. Rich. Guessed Rhône but was surprised to see it being Cornas. Not as exotic as younger bottles of this. At peak and clearly ready for consumption.

Apr 27th, 2019
James Forsyth

So much tobacco. That crossed with seared fois gras. Just about on the right side of drinkable in terms of drinking window. Interesting stuff.

So much tobacco. That crossed with seared fois gras. Just about on the right side of drinkable in terms of drinking window. Interesting stuff.

Nov 18th, 2018
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
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.6

Ethereal nose, deep red fruit with delicate spice and incredible purity and freshness for old

Ethereal nose, deep red fruit with delicate spice and incredible purity and freshness for old

Apr 20th, 2016
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Llovely rich terroir and spicy fruit.

Llovely rich terroir and spicy fruit.

Oct 21st, 2014
Damon Levy

Director/Importer Vine Connections

9.8

1990 mag

1990 mag

Jun 23rd, 2013
Ron Siegel

This did not show as well as the btl I had a few mths ago, it may have been that it was served next to the Allemand & the N Verset.

This did not show as well as the btl I had a few mths ago, it may have been that it was served next to the Allemand & the N Verset.

Jul 17th, 2016
Thomas Lim

😍

😍

Jun 10th, 2016
Feng Hsiung

Young and earthy

Young and earthy

Aug 20th, 2015