auguste clape, cornas 2015
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97
WINE SPECTATOR
98

2015 auguste clape, cornas

Why We're Buying

Auguste Clape has transformed Cornas into a blue-chip wine region, thanks to his masterpiece Clape Cornas. The Northern Rhône syrah works within French winemaking traditions, forming a bridge between man and nature.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Clape’s flagship 2015 Cornas is enormously complex and compelling. Almond skin, cherries, blood and herbal notes all combine on the nose, while on the palate this medium to full-bodied wine is firmly tannic but ripe and balanced, with a rich, velvety and nearly endless finish.

WINE SPECTATOR
98

Wine Spectator

This has it all, from the dark, dense core of steeped fig, blackberry and black currant fruit to the smoldering charcoal, dark olive and singed bay leaf notes. Violet and white pepper nuances add lift before a prodigious warm cast-iron element provides spine on the finish. A brick house that will live for quite some time. Best from 2025 through 2045.