More Vintages and Sizes of Auguste Clape - Cornas:
Recommended For You
Photo of actual year not available
International Wine Cellar
Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 173
Dark purple. Powerful, mineral-tinged aromas of black and blue fruits, potpourri and olive. Chewy, tightly focused cassis and blueberry flavors show a refreshingly bitter edge and become smokier with air. Quite rich but boasts excellent energy thanks to its bright minerality. Finishes sappy and very long, with sneaky tannins and a lingering violet note.
Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
Author: Jeb Dunnuck
Moving to the current releases that are in bottle, the 2011 Cornas belies the vintage's forward, mid-weight stereotype with its massive, deep and layer profile. Possessing brilliant minerality, as well as notions of dry aged beef, cracked pepper, forest floor and sweet black currants, this full-bodied beauty has a stacked mid-palate, big structure and masses of sweet tannin on the finish. The minerality is really something here and this is reminiscent of filling your mouth with granite pebbles. It's a resounding success in the vintage and will deliver the goods for upwards of two decades.
Corporate Office1890 Bryant St, Ste 208San Francisco, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
Napa Warehouse644 Hanna Dr, Ste EAmerican Canyon, CA 94503
Online auctions operated by Vinfolio, Inc. in accordance with CA ABC Act Section 23355.1(d) and Section 2328 of the CA Commercial Code. © 2004-2014 Vinfolio