Domaine Auguste Clape

Cornas Syrah

9.425 ratings
9.59 pro ratings
Cornas, Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Top Notes For
Lee Pitofsky

2 hour decant needed and then 🔥

2 hour decant needed and then 🔥

May 6th, 2019
Carter Nixon

Wow, fantastic and no bret. Excellent.

Wow, fantastic and no bret. Excellent.

Jan 12th, 2018
Justin Hansohn

There are these moments in recorded music where something gets reissued today from like the 70s or 80s on a crisp new vinyl press. Nobody's seen the original because it's so damn rare. And the recording just fucking bumps so hard and the soul of the music is so deep, from the ages when synths and sample banks were too far off to care about. Ya, this. This is the one. Don't be afraid to drink this today. You will be rewarded with soul. It will be difficult to return to trap hats and people with no talent feeding you meaningless poetic dribble. And my apologies to Amass, we put you up against this. Unfortunately this wine won in the end by a long shot and the 30 chefs in your kitchen were all slain by 3 generations of farmers working side by side.

There are these moments in recorded music where something gets reissued today from like the 70s or 80s on a crisp new vinyl press. Nobody's seen the original because it's so damn rare. And the recording just fucking bumps so hard and the soul of the music is so deep, from the ages when synths and sample banks were too far off to care about. Ya, this. This is the one. Don't be afraid to drink this today. You will be rewarded with soul. It will be difficult to return to trap hats and people with no talent feeding you meaningless poetic dribble. And my apologies to Amass, we put you up against this. Unfortunately this wine won in the end by a long shot and the 30 chefs in your kitchen were all slain by 3 generations of farmers working side by side.

1 person found it helpfulJun 3rd, 2016
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.9

Love the deep fruit expression, awesome texture, great even now

Love the deep fruit expression, awesome texture, great even now

Feb 2nd, 2017
Bradley Brown

Owner/Winemaker Big Basin Vineyards

9.9

Rich perfume, exotic black fruit. Huge and impressive explosion of spice, dark fruit lavender, refined tannin that is almost chewy in density and richness. Huge finish.

Rich perfume, exotic black fruit. Huge and impressive explosion of spice, dark fruit lavender, refined tannin that is almost chewy in density and richness. Huge finish.

Apr 20th, 2016
Will Meinberg

Sales Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

9.5

Everybody Clape your hands. The King of Cornas has just entered the building. Albeit, he walked in backwards and with his teeth stained purple... #thedayofkings #KLWMafterhours

Everybody Clape your hands. The King of Cornas has just entered the building. Albeit, he walked in backwards and with his teeth stained purple... #thedayofkings #KLWMafterhours

Nov 6th, 2015
Aaron Tan

Despite being opened for 7+ hours before our first glass, the wine was so tight. Nose offered not much more than fruits throughout the night. Dark and brooding. Black currant and plums. The palate and concentration was certainly very Clape. Rich, dark fruited, pepper, bay leaf, meaty, iron, olive tapenade, and as the night progressed, quite mineral. It was certainly impressive, but not a wine I can drink much of.

Despite being opened for 7+ hours before our first glass, the wine was so tight. Nose offered not much more than fruits throughout the night. Dark and brooding. Black currant and plums. The palate and concentration was certainly very Clape. Rich, dark fruited, pepper, bay leaf, meaty, iron, olive tapenade, and as the night progressed, quite mineral. It was certainly impressive, but not a wine I can drink much of.

May 23rd, 2019
Evan Bienstock

2013 Clape Cornas. Super earthy and meaty and still pretty tight. But there's so much here to love.

2013 Clape Cornas. Super earthy and meaty and still pretty tight. But there's so much here to love.

Apr 5th, 2017
Colin Nuckolls

Clape is king!

Clape is king!

Nov 16th, 2016
Kirk Sutherland

Beefy, bloody and funky. Very cool to taste young.

Beefy, bloody and funky. Very cool to taste young.

Oct 10th, 2016