Domaine Auguste Clape

Côtes du Rhône Red Rhone Blend

9.32 ratings
9.21 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
Timothy Eustis

Wine Director, Red Lion Inn

9.2

This is not your grandmothers cotes du Rhone. Holy cow. Bacon fat on this 2019. Brilliant. Expensive. But brilliant.

This is not your grandmothers cotes du Rhone. Holy cow. Bacon fat on this 2019. Brilliant. Expensive. But brilliant.

Jan 7th, 2022
Scott Rose

2019 vintage. High, airy/perfumed nose of dill and white sage with a dollop of tar and charcuterie board. Medium-heavy body. Delicious riptide of bramble fruit and leather flavors that carry on and a balsamic/Fernet Branca note along with a lavender finish. Big-*ss tannins for a Côtes-du Rhône. Black olive lording over the proceedings Sauron-style from the moment the cork was pulled. White pepper wants to emerge on the tip of the tongue but not just yet. Soon…soon. Silly to find myself giving a "simple" Côtes-du Rhône a 9.3 but found it compelling enuff to seriously consider a 9.4. Didn't think it possible.

2019 vintage. High, airy/perfumed nose of dill and white sage with a dollop of tar and charcuterie board. Medium-heavy body. Delicious riptide of bramble fruit and leather flavors that carry on and a balsamic/Fernet Branca note along with a lavender finish. Big-*ss tannins for a Côtes-du Rhône. Black olive lording over the proceedings Sauron-style from the moment the cork was pulled. White pepper wants to emerge on the tip of the tongue but not just yet. Soon…soon. Silly to find myself giving a "simple" Côtes-du Rhône a 9.3 but found it compelling enuff to seriously consider a 9.4. Didn't think it possible.

Dec 2nd, 2021