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2018 Domaine Auguste Clape Cotes du Rhone Syrah

Northern Rhone, FRANCE
$99. 99
$1199.88 Dozen
ABV: 13.5%
Closure: Cork

Other Reviews....
Inky ruby. An expansive bouquet evokes ripe blackberry, cassis, potpourri and olive, and a smoky mineral nuance builds as the wine opens up. Shows impressive depth as well as energy, offering sweet, spice-tinged black and blue fruit and candied violet flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Quite lively for its depth and power, finishing on a gently tannic note, with sharp clarity and spicy thrust.
93 points
Josh Raynolds - Vinous (Apr 2020)

Some slate, dark ripe plums and savory, earthy, spicy and meaty nuances here. Assertive, rustic tannins with plenty to offer on release.
91-92 points
jamessuckling.com (Oct 2019)

I always find a touch more density and concentration in the Côtes du Rhône compared to the Le Vin Des Amis, and the 2018 has a similar bouquet (smoked game, graphite, piercing minerality, and pepper) to go with a richer, medium to full-bodied style on the palate. Textbook Clape, I’d love to see it on my dinner table any time over the coming 7-8 years.
91 points
Jeb Dunnuck (Dec 2019)