Cornas 1990 Auguste Clape
Clape's 1990 Cornas is outstanding. The color is an opaque black/purple, and the nose offers up rich, ripe aromas of black fruits, licorice, and spices. Superconcentrated, with a full-bodied, highly extracted, mouth-filling taste, this example of Cornas possesses moderate tannin, adequate acidity, and a smashingly long finish. It is also relatively refined for a Cornas, displaying no signs of the rustic tannin or funky, earthy smells many Cornas can possess.
Winespectator / James Suckling (87)
Sturdy, fruity and nicely peppery. An elegant wine, with pleasant currant and smoke aromas and flavors that linger gently on the finish.