Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

9.371 ratings
9.435 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Sarah O'Kelley

Highlight of my New Year’s eve total splurge that I bought for myself this past year as I’ve never experienced one of the cornas greats with age! This hit all the marks with a smoky nose right upon opening and then dark fruit, leather, mushrooms all the things!! Happy 2020!!

Highlight of my New Year’s eve total splurge that I bought for myself this past year as I’ve never experienced one of the cornas greats with age! This hit all the marks with a smoky nose right upon opening and then dark fruit, leather, mushrooms all the things!! Happy 2020!!

Jan 3rd, 2020
Stanley Barrios

Thanks JF!

Thanks JF!

Apr 10th, 2019
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.6

Savory, meaty, peppery, stemmy and all that other goodness!

Savory, meaty, peppery, stemmy and all that other goodness!

3 people found it helpfulJan 31st, 2013
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

Powerful, precise and wild. The best bottle and of course it's the last#authentic

Powerful, precise and wild. The best bottle and of course it's the last#authentic

2 people found it helpfulJun 26th, 2014
Tom Kobylarz

If you're happy and you know it #clape your hands!
2007 August Clape Cornas
A little disappointed here...2007 I think overwhelms the wine with the ripe aspect of the warm vintage growing season. Instead of great it's pretty good. Maybe time will mellow it some into more equalibrium, but really it already seems to be mellowing as the structure is firm, though fine grained. Its like being at a really nice dinner and everything is great except for the one schmuck talking too loud and too much. The aroma is peppery, with currants and cassis, some purple floral notes, and a few hints of charcoal and stones. Pure, deftly balanced and fresh, I think it's just lacking some precision and focus.
#cornas #syrah

If you're happy and you know it #clape your hands!
2007 August Clape Cornas
A little disappointed here...2007 I think overwhelms the wine with the ripe aspect of the warm vintage growing season. Instead of great it's pretty good. Maybe time will mellow it some into more equalibrium, but really it already seems to be mellowing as the structure is firm, though fine grained. Its like being at a really nice dinner and everything is great except for the one schmuck talking too loud and too much. The aroma is peppery, with currants and cassis, some purple floral notes, and a few hints of charcoal and stones. Pure, deftly balanced and fresh, I think it's just lacking some precision and focus.
#cornas #syrah

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.1

Liquid stone, leather and smoked meats. Yum.

Liquid stone, leather and smoked meats. Yum.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2014
Greg Koslosky

Just finished a visit at Clape now drinking this at Le Chaudron . Very elegant and complex bottle that is drinking well.

Just finished a visit at Clape now drinking this at Le Chaudron . Very elegant and complex bottle that is drinking well.

Jan 9th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

So good!! Needs a little more time but showing some amazing finesse on the nose and level of depth on the palate. Bravo.

So good!! Needs a little more time but showing some amazing finesse on the nose and level of depth on the palate. Bravo.

Dec 23rd, 2016
Yianni Stoner

Wild blueberries.

Wild blueberries.

Aug 1st, 2016
Fredrik Johansson

Winemaker Staglin Family Vineyard

9.4

2007. Prototypical. Yum.

2007. Prototypical. Yum.

Oct 16th, 2015