Domaine Auguste Clape

Le Vin des Amis Syrah

9.222 ratings
9.110 pro ratings
Northern Rhône, Rhône, France
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

Popped and poured. The 2015 LVdA pours a deep violet color and is now throwing a significant amount of fine sediment. On the nose, blue and black fruits, black pepper, deli case, black olives, lavender and stone-like minerals. On the palate, the notes from the nose are confirmed and accompanied by some chocolate too. Medium tannin and medium (+) acid. On the pour, the body is a touch thin for my liking but it gains some weight with air. By hour two, it’s hitting its stride. The finish is long and delicious. This is in a good place right now and will likely do so at least through 2025.

Popped and poured. The 2015 LVdA pours a deep violet color and is now throwing a significant amount of fine sediment. On the nose, blue and black fruits, black pepper, deli case, black olives, lavender and stone-like minerals. On the palate, the notes from the nose are confirmed and accompanied by some chocolate too. Medium tannin and medium (+) acid. On the pour, the body is a touch thin for my liking but it gains some weight with air. By hour two, it’s hitting its stride. The finish is long and delicious. This is in a good place right now and will likely do so at least through 2025.

Jun 29th, 2022
Ryan Mullins

For friends only!!!! #mustdecant

For friends only!!!! #mustdecant

Apr 6th, 2017
Matt

40 year old vines on river stones. Parallels S.Rhône Syrah somewhat, without the brooding weight, high alcohol, or tannic profile. Very fresh. Deeply hued, abundance of ripe black and blueberry fruit, roasted herbs, sweet umami notes like shiitake and candied olive, leather, baked earth minerality, smoke, sweet licorice, lavender and violets. So balanced and joyful, always a pleasure to taste wines from a true master.

40 year old vines on river stones. Parallels S.Rhône Syrah somewhat, without the brooding weight, high alcohol, or tannic profile. Very fresh. Deeply hued, abundance of ripe black and blueberry fruit, roasted herbs, sweet umami notes like shiitake and candied olive, leather, baked earth minerality, smoke, sweet licorice, lavender and violets. So balanced and joyful, always a pleasure to taste wines from a true master.

Feb 21st, 2017
Ryan Mullins

Great but pretty tight right now. 2hrs of air have allowed it to unravel a bit but I'm probably not popping another bottle for a year or so

Great but pretty tight right now. 2hrs of air have allowed it to unravel a bit but I'm probably not popping another bottle for a year or so

Feb 12th, 2017
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.1

Extremely fruity on the nose and light in body for a Clape wine. But fresh and beautiful young. A lovely and very approachable version of the legendary Syrah-producer.

Extremely fruity on the nose and light in body for a Clape wine. But fresh and beautiful young. A lovely and very approachable version of the legendary Syrah-producer.

Jan 25th, 2017
Chad Bowman

Sales LDF Sales

9.1

Super yummy.

Super yummy.

Jan 22nd, 2017
Ryan Mullins

When with friends

When with friends

Mar 12th, 2017
Andrew Schirmer

In a great place right now. No decant, drank over 3 hours. Black olives, roasted meat, 5-spice powder, pure rustic elegance.

In a great place right now. No decant, drank over 3 hours. Black olives, roasted meat, 5-spice powder, pure rustic elegance.

Jun 22nd, 2020
C Riviere

Such a spectacular wine! Makes it super easy to wait for the Cornas.

Such a spectacular wine! Makes it super easy to wait for the Cornas.

Apr 28th, 2018
Andrew Schirmer

2 Hour decant for this young ‘un. Funky nose, palate is roasted meats, spices. Gorgeous inky purple. Delicious and age-worthy.

2 Hour decant for this young ‘un. Funky nose, palate is roasted meats, spices. Gorgeous inky purple. Delicious and age-worthy.

Jan 27th, 2018