1998 Auguste Clape - Cornas 750ml

France - Northern Rhone - Cornas/ Red / Syrah
1998 Auguste Clape - Cornas
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International Wine Cellar | 89(+?)

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.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 94

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Wine Advocate | 90

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.

Drink Dates: 2006-2019
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 133

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Wine Spectator | 93

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.

Drink Dates: 2001-2010
Author: Per-Henrik Mansson

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Score: 90
Author: 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.
More Vintages and Sizes of Auguste Clape - Cornas:

2011 (750ml)
2010 (750ml)

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