Domaine Auguste Clape Cornas Syrah 2010

9.534 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

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik Delectable Pro

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

Bacon-fat, roasted herbs, smoky spice and packed with mine talc, this intense bottling has tremendous balance and fine length, thanks to juicy acidity, framing a classically built-up palate, promising to deliver even more dimensions in another few years.

Bacon-fat, roasted herbs, smoky spice and packed with mine talc, this intense bottling has tremendous balance and fine length, thanks to juicy acidity, framing a classically built-up palate, promising to deliver even more dimensions in another few years.

9.6

Chad Zeigler Delectable Pro

Head Sommelier RN74 San Francisco

BIG!!

BIG!!

8.6

Hardy Wallace Delectable Pro

Owner/Winemaker Dirty & Rowdy Wines

2010. So so young. Really pretty

2010. So so young. Really pretty

9.1

David McDuff Delectable Pro

Wine Blogger McDuff's Food & Wine Trail, Importer David Bowler Wines

2010 vintage.

2010 vintage.

Matthieu Bordes

Such an incredible wine 100% syrah, olive tapenade, red fruits and so silky just a great wine: precise, pure and elegant ! Great!!

Such an incredible wine 100% syrah, olive tapenade, red fruits and so silky just a great wine: precise, pure and elegant ! Great!!

9.8

Matthieu Bordes

Superb! I have tasted Renaissance few months ago was good but this 2010 is amazing : black olive, blackcurrant, Strawberry, blackberry, incredible!!! Just great what a pleasure and could age long long time.

Superb! I have tasted Renaissance few months ago was good but this 2010 is amazing : black olive, blackcurrant, Strawberry, blackberry, incredible!!! Just great what a pleasure and could age long long time.

9.7