Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

9.138 ratings
9.019 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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

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

Nov 19th, 2019
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

9.3

Smoke show! Great balance between primary and secondary notes. A touch warm but great complexity, character, and length. Developed well in the bottle.

Smoke show! Great balance between primary and secondary notes. A touch warm but great complexity, character, and length. Developed well in the bottle.

Nov 23rd, 2018
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Awesome! I would drink this now. Beautiful.

Awesome! I would drink this now. Beautiful.

Apr 15th, 2016
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Yes please. Green peppercorn, savory, green olive, cloves and tobacco. Will get better but delicious now.

Yes please. Green peppercorn, savory, green olive, cloves and tobacco. Will get better but delicious now.

Nov 9th, 2014
Nathaniel DiMaggio

2001. Heavy vegetation on the nose. Fruit is fairly non existent. Ton of sediment.

2001. Heavy vegetation on the nose. Fruit is fairly non existent. Ton of sediment.

Feb 4th, 2014
Lucas Wittmann

Muscular beauty. Great now but plenty of life ahead.

Muscular beauty. Great now but plenty of life ahead.

Mar 9th, 2018
Matt Perlman

Garnet, just beginning to brick at the edges. Smells like dried leaves and animal hide. Roasted plums, black cherries, maybe a bit of toffee, iron. A charming curmudgeon, taking its time to get where it’s going.

Garnet, just beginning to brick at the edges. Smells like dried leaves and animal hide. Roasted plums, black cherries, maybe a bit of toffee, iron. A charming curmudgeon, taking its time to get where it’s going.

Jan 9th, 2018
James Forsyth

Some wines are better younger. This one had its day some time ago.

Some wines are better younger. This one had its day some time ago.

Jan 4th, 2018
Scott Reiner

Young and lovely.

Young and lovely.

May 4th, 2014
Paul Barnes

Give it some time to breathe and you'll be rewarded.

Give it some time to breathe and you'll be rewarded.

Dec 31st, 2015