Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

9.336 ratings
9.313 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. Very primary but shows its pedigree even now. Blackberry kirsch, roasted dark chocolate espresso, smooth lines and undeniable purity of fruit. Just not fully blossoming quite yet. The ‘06 I had in November was exceptional so perhaps 5 years is an appropriate hold suggestion.

Blind Rhône’s from Saturday. Very primary but shows its pedigree even now. Blackberry kirsch, roasted dark chocolate espresso, smooth lines and undeniable purity of fruit. Just not fully blossoming quite yet. The ‘06 I had in November was exceptional so perhaps 5 years is an appropriate hold suggestion.

Jun 19th, 2019
Lee Pitofsky

*did not take notes

*did not take notes

Mar 25th, 2019
Todd Alexander

Can't get enough of the Clape

Can't get enough of the Clape

Nov 19th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.3

It's early on this wine/producer. It's dark and brambly. Dark syrupy liqueur of blackberries/ blueberries/dark cherries, pepper, white pepper, black cherry anise, faint strawberries, underbrush, dark expresso roast, dry stones, dry earth, dry dark florals, herbs, high acidity and a round juicy to dry dark cassis finish.

It's early on this wine/producer. It's dark and brambly. Dark syrupy liqueur of blackberries/ blueberries/dark cherries, pepper, white pepper, black cherry anise, faint strawberries, underbrush, dark expresso roast, dry stones, dry earth, dry dark florals, herbs, high acidity and a round juicy to dry dark cassis finish.

Oct 15th, 2016
Jason Heller

Master Sommelier

8.3

Overly stemmy and vegetal with a plastic note. Smoky almost mezcal character.

Overly stemmy and vegetal with a plastic note. Smoky almost mezcal character.

May 28th, 2015
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

9.3

Clap yo hands.

Clap yo hands.

Mar 6th, 2015
Sam Rethmeier

Slutty!

Slutty!

Jun 15th, 2014
Joe Breaux

What a fine end to a smooth Valentines night. Thank you Justin, Heather, and TC.

What a fine end to a smooth Valentines night. Thank you Justin, Heather, and TC.

Feb 15th, 2013
Drew Dodson

Mag

Aug 30th, 2019
Tyler Hensley

Account Manager at LDF Sales & Distributing

1.5L

1.5L

Aug 30th, 2019