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1998 Auguste Clape - Cornas 750ml
1998 Auguste Clape - Cornas
France - Northern Rhone - Cornas
Red / Syrah
1998 Auguste Clape - Cornas
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Professional Reviews

IWC
89(+?)

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 94

Bright medium ruby. Spicy aromas of roasted red fruits and black cherry, leather and fresh herbs; comes across as cooler than the Renaissance bottling. Less sweet and giving in the mouth; tougher and more severe than the young-vines version. Flavors of leather, licorice and herbs. Tannins spread over the entire palate. This will need a good seven or eight years of patience.

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WA
90

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 133

The big, classic 1998 Cornas reveals hard tannin, medium to full body, a dense ruby/purple color, and a muscular, backstrapping, husky style that requires 5-6 years of cellaring. It will last for 16-18 years, but it does not have much fat, glycerin or sweetness.

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WS
93

Wine Spectator Author: Per-Henrik Mansson

Blockbuster red. Supple, delivering plenty of warm flavors verging almost on raisiny, and full-bodied, offering round, rich tannins and concentrated fruit. Has a massive, chewy structure that's given support by excellent ripeness. Much better than two samples previously reviewed.

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Community Reviews

90

DrinkBeHappy Trust Rating: 97 Tasted On: 07/16/2008 Drink Dates: 2004-2010

Big and full flavored. Supple tannis with rich nose and earthy flavors including tobacco, tea leaves and a hint of jasmine. The wine is peaking but could last another two years.

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