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Pape Clement 2008

Pape Clement

Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 95.0

Château Pape Clément has one of the oldest documented histories of any estate in Bordeaux, with evidence of vines being planted as far back as 1300. The estate has been under the ownership of the Montagne family since 1939. A shift in quality was noted in 1985 when Bernard Magrez was appointed general manager. Since then, Château Pape Clément has grown on a steep upward trajectory, creating some of the finest wines in Pessac-Léognan, therefore living up to its Cru Classés de Graves status. Its 32 hectares are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon (c.60%) and Merlot (c.40%) on a terroir of gravel, clay, small rocks and sandy soils. The wine is aged in 65% new French oak for 18-20 months before bottling. The result is a rich, luscious wine that contains an intense concentration of fruit.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

95
Robert M. Parker, Jr.

One of the top successes of the vintage, this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was harvested between October 8 and 24. The late harvest ensured perfect ripeness as evidenced by the sweet bouquet of black cherries, lead pencil shavings, cassis and subtle barbecue smoke. Well-balanced with good acidity, ripe tannins, medium to full body and a layered mouthfeel, this excellent 2008 can be drunk now and over the next 15+ years.

91
James Suckling

A solid 2008 with subtle berry, currants and light vanilla bean character that turns to chocolate. Full body, with fine tannins and a long, long finish. Best after 2013.

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