Red

2015 Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas

Syrah

  • France
  • Rhône
  • Northern Rhône
  • Cornas
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • Nanda wrote: 88 points

    October 27, 2018 - 2015 Northern Rhones Blind: Single blind. Along with the Chave, this was a simpleton clunker and a disappointment tonight. The nose is quite moderate with some savory elements and a bit of armpit funk. The palate is lighter and not showing any depth or layering. Nothing wrong with it, but just showing quite foursquare. I can only assume its a bit inward right now and needs years to show its stuff. Likely upside from here based on reputation.

    Night 2 update: The nose is still rather reserved, but there is some smoke and game to be found. The palate is showing more oomph and depth. Still mostly fruit with modest complexity. Spending a little more time and focus on this glass, you can see the pedigree.

  • acyso wrote: 85 points

    October 27, 2018 - Most of the 2015 Northern Rhones worth a damn, blind (Chicago, IL): Served single blind. Dark fruit, with a bit of a real rustic stink to it. Behind that slight bit of dirtiness is a nice amount of fruit, but it is some work to look for it. The palate is rustic and fairly coarse, and while again there's pleasant fruit, it's not obvious, and this tapers off on the back end with some acidity and sort of evaporates on the palate. I'm not entirely sure what to make of this, as it really ought to be better than it is. Time?

  • Dale M wrote: 93 points

    September 26, 2018 - Decanted 3 hrs. All primary fruit at present but near the end, one could sense some serious rumblings underneath. Very enjoyable but really not a good value play at $120 if opened today. Give it 5 to 10 and likely a whole different animal will emerge. Hold.

  • OmiyaDrinker wrote: 94 points

    July 28, 2018 - Black pepper, tar, quality Napa cab aromas (Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill?), smoke, smoked paprika, menthol. Can clearly smell the ripeness of the vintage. Quite ripe and sweet on attack, a little shut down now. Velvety tannin. I think this will be relatively early drinking and actually approachable in another couple of years. I have some doubts over the long term longetivity as the balance doesn’t seem to be quite there vs. the wonderful 2010 but I’m picking hairs. Still absolutely delicious to drink and delighted I bought a half case.

  • wineordeath Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 24, 2018 - This is excellent. The nose is a bit closed at the moment, but leads with cool menthol that hides deep rich fruit in the background. The palate is rich, full, and round with great balance. Sweet plum and berry fruit mixed with pepper and hints of leather. Silky tannins. Great.

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    11/6/2018 (link)

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    '16 vs. '15 Northern Rhône: Heads You Win, Tails You Win (Apr 2018), 4/18/2018 (link)

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    Northern Rhone 2015 PT Feb 2018, 10/31/2017 (link)

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  • By Richard Hemming MW
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    2015 Northern Rhônes: Outstanding Wines for the Long Haul (Apr 2017), 4/17/2017 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Auguste Clape
  • Varietal Syrah
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Rhône
  • SubRegion Northern Rhône
  • Appellation Cornas

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 83 (6%)
  • In Cellars 1,370 (91%)
  • Consumed 53 (4%)

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