Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Syrah 2010

9.531 ratings on Delectable
$289

Eclipsing even the 2009, the 2010 Cornas achieved one of the highest natural alcohol levels (14%) ever recorded at Clape. This complex, inky/purple-colored effort boasts abundant notes of charcoal, licorice, blackberries and blueberries intermixed with a hint of scorched earth (or is it charcoal embers?), a full-bodied mouthfeel, a seamless personality and a crushed rock-like minerality. The tannins are so sweet it will be drinkable in 2-3 years, and should keep for 25 or more. It is a tour de force in what Syrah can achieve in this hallowed appellation. Kudos to the Clape family, especially Pierre-Marie. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Henrik Möbitz Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Henrik Möbitz Wines

A beautiful, luxurious 2010 and a suprisingly good 2008 reconcile me with Clape after the disappointing 2007.

A beautiful, luxurious 2010 and a suprisingly good 2008 reconcile me with Clape after the disappointing 2007.

9.4

Caleb Schiff Delectable Pro

Tabacco and pepper. Delicious and drinking right.

Tabacco and pepper. Delicious and drinking right.

9.7

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik Delectable Pro

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

A monster. Pitch black fruit, great acidity, huge minerality, bold tannins and despite the above; lightness. Amazingly well balanced, this will keep for ages and will prove to be one of the greatest Cornas wines ever produced. Possibly a three digit wine. 98+

A monster. Pitch black fruit, great acidity, huge minerality, bold tannins and despite the above; lightness. Amazingly well balanced, this will keep for ages and will prove to be one of the greatest Cornas wines ever produced. Possibly a three digit wine. 98+

9.8

Greg Harrington Delectable Pro

Insane wine insane vintage

Insane wine insane vintage

9.6