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Pape Clement 2017

Pape Clement

Case Format: 6x75cl

Max score: 96.0

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.

£318.00 IN BOND

CRITIC REVIEWS

95
Lisa Perrotti-Brown

The 2017 Pape Clement has a medium to deep garnet-purple color. It comes bounding out with exuberant notions of baked blackberries, redcurrant preserves, and cassis, plus hints of cedar chest, graphite, and tar. Medium-bodied, the palate is refreshing and elegant, delivering a good intensity of red and black fruit layers with firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and earthy.

93
Jane Anson

Among the deepest in colour, as is often the case with Pape Clement. The fruit feels well defined with blasts of blueberry and raspberry. It feels carefully worked, with toasted oak notes giving sweetness and finesse. An impressive wine and one of the successes of the appellation in this vintage, that has settled in to itself over ageing.

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MAX CRITIC SCORE

96.0

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