2005 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas


  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Cornas
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Community Tasting Notes 36

  • rubipy wrote: (92 points)

    May 23, 2016 - Blood and tar and dusty tannins support some bright purple fruit. Multi-faceted and serious. The cork was very dry on this bottle, so I suspect it could be better.

  • duchamp wrote: (92 points)

    April 15, 2016 - Dark inky purple, perfumed and orderly nose of black cherry, earth, wood, graphite, eucalyptus and brown sugar, bright and fluid on the attack with brambly and spiced red and black fruit, mocha and mint, finish is long but lots of wood, dried cherries, teethy tannins and lingering red currant notes

  • Kmok wrote: (79 points)

    March 23, 2016 - Needs 3 hour decanting at least. Finally opens up with warm spice, coffee. Pepper, spicy, balanced. Can be aged for another 10 years.

  • jnewman77 Likes this wine:

    July 16, 2015 - Fantastic example of Cornas that is still quite young. Nose is mostly still primary at 10 years old with pen ink, crushed granite, dark berry fruits, violet, smoky meat, and hints of underbrush. The palate is definitely integrating, but still has robust tannins. The acidity and concentration in the palate keep the tannins in check, but I think this will be better in another 5-10 years.

  • Evan Dawson wrote: (94 points)

    January 3, 2015 - I love Clape, and this happens to be a low-ish score for me on this wine. Because it's great. But there is something vaguely out of place here. I've tasted - nee, drank - this wine twice this year, both blind. Everyone loves it, as it's finally opened up. However, it lacks the bootprint of Cornas that it always seems to carry. That could emerge with a bit more time, as this wine stitches together even more. It's not a silly, overdone, modern-style wine. It's just a little polished for this lover of Northern Rhone Syrah.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/27/2008 (link) 93 points

    (Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas) Black dark red violet color; charcoal, incense and dried plum nose; tasty, layered, tart black fruit and berry palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Auguste Clape
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Cornas
  • UPC Codes 761503638236, 761503638656

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 17 (2%)
  • In Cellars 846 (87%)
  • Consumed 113 (12%)

Food Pairing

Okse, Vilt

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  9 votes

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