Domaine Auguste Clape

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

9.011 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Côtes du Rhône, Southern Rhône, Rhône, France
Red Rhone Blend
Tomato-Based, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Mushrooms, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Venison, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Pork, Beef
Top Notes For
Chris MacLean

Winning my Syrah arguments since 2014...

Winning my Syrah arguments since 2014...

Oct 10th, 2016
Chris MacLean

Pretty and earthy. Bested the Carlisle 2013 Syrah by more than a hair.

Pretty and earthy. Bested the Carlisle 2013 Syrah by more than a hair.

Aug 1st, 2016
Izek Jasper

All of the signature Clape characteristics. Meat, olive, violets. Might have guess a lighter vintage of Clape Cornas if tasted blind.

All of the signature Clape characteristics. Meat, olive, violets. Might have guess a lighter vintage of Clape Cornas if tasted blind.

Jan 19th, 2016
Chris MacLean

So peppery and refreshing. Need more bottles of this.

So peppery and refreshing. Need more bottles of this.

Nov 26th, 2015
Rob Lateiner

Supple, rich but light on its feet and fresh. Zero viscosity. Tutty fruity. Wood is awesome here. Lends incense-y type quality and reminds of raw slavonian Barolo oak a bit but maybe a little more cedary. Guessing he broke in a newer foudre with this - they say no new oak but foudres need to be replaced eventually and broken in somehow. A bit reduced but blows off quickly and kind of contributes to the preservation of the aroma in a way. Label says 12% alcohol, which in the real world often means nothing, however if it were anything close to that, the level of phenolic ripeness achieved here would be astonishing. Great stuff and reaffirming to the greatness and classicism of 2013. Olive-y and meaty.

Supple, rich but light on its feet and fresh. Zero viscosity. Tutty fruity. Wood is awesome here. Lends incense-y type quality and reminds of raw slavonian Barolo oak a bit but maybe a little more cedary. Guessing he broke in a newer foudre with this - they say no new oak but foudres need to be replaced eventually and broken in somehow. A bit reduced but blows off quickly and kind of contributes to the preservation of the aroma in a way. Label says 12% alcohol, which in the real world often means nothing, however if it were anything close to that, the level of phenolic ripeness achieved here would be astonishing. Great stuff and reaffirming to the greatness and classicism of 2013. Olive-y and meaty.

Jan 28th, 2017
Doctor No

Is it a great CdR because it's Clape, or because it's Syrah and I usually hate Grenache-based wine?

Is it a great CdR because it's Clape, or because it's Syrah and I usually hate Grenache-based wine?

Apr 16th, 2017
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Nathaniel had this 4 years ago

Nathaniel had this 4 years ago

Sep 2nd, 2016
Brandon Tebbe, MS

Brandon had this 5 years ago

Brandon had this 5 years ago

Mar 1st, 2015
Johan Jepson

Johan had this 3 years ago

Johan had this 3 years ago

Sep 5th, 2017
Sean Lawler

Sean had this 5 years ago

Sean had this 5 years ago

Apr 11th, 2015