Auguste Clape Cornas 2018


Syrah from Cornas, Rhone, France

Winemaker Notes

Monsieur Clape’s Cornas is systematically considered the best in the appellation, constantly attaining the most amazing levels of excellence. There is always an extremely deep purple, almost black color that exudes a never-ending array of rich complex aromas of dried fruits, licorice, spice and pepper. The sheer power and concentration of the wine on the palate is overwhelming. The attack is sensational, followed with an incredible volume of extract that saturates the palate in rich, concentrated fruity tannins that last through a magnificently long, stunning finish.

Wine Advocate – 97 Points

Bottled late in 2020, the 2018 Cornas is another exceptional vintage for this cuvee, drawn from the family’s older vines, largely in the lieux-dits of La Cote, Sabarotte and Reynard. Yes, it’s from a hot, sunny vintage, it’s rich and ripe, with plenty of red plum fruit up front, but there’s a solid underpinning of crushed stone to provide balance. Full-bodied and velvety in feel in the mouth, it lingers elegantly on the lengthy finish. Complete, balanced and fine. Best After 2023

Food Pairing

Pairs well with gamey meats, braised dishes, steak, and red sauce.

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Rhone Valley

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