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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Pape Clément

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Pessac-Léognan

Grape Blend:

Cab. Sauvignon | Merlot | Cab. Franc | Petit Verdot

Château Pape Clément, Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2018

6x75cl £397.50

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Tasting Note:

Bernard Magret's flagship estate Pape Clement should be achieving so much more. It possesses a great terroir in the suburbs of Bordeaux, not far from Haut Brion, but the winemaking style rarely gets us excited. There is certainly ambition, probably far too much ambition for our liking. At this stage it's a bit of a gorilla, a muscular, tannic, hairy chested beast. It's a huge wine packed with cassis, black olive and masses and masses of tannic extract. It will no doubt wow some critics and like other big tannic wines made on great terroirs in Bordeaux, it will almost certainly resolve and become harmonious given enough time in the cellar. We would far rather recommend Olivier Bernard's sensational Domaine de Chevalier.

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