Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan
Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan


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2010

12x75cl

DP

£2,138.46



Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2010

2010

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé, Pessac Léognan, 2010
ABV:
14.5%
97/100
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Inky depths to the colour, barely budging at 11 years old. This is excellent, showing the incredible potential of this site. Everything is delivered slowly and carefully, plenty of tannic grip, very little evolution in the expression, the whole thing inching forward. A ton of liqourice and slate, with the smoke and grilled herb quality that you find so often in Pape Clement, alongside layer upon complex layer of graphite, pencil lead, cassis and marzipan. 100% new oak. Michel Rolland consultant. Harvest September 24 to October 20, slow and steady with a yield of 32hl/h.
Date Reviewed:
11/2021
92.5/100
Neal Martin, Vinous

The 2010 Pape Clément has a well-defined bouquet with blackberry, hints of liquorice and cedar, very well defined and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, a fine bead of acidity and impressive depth. This is a Pessac with ambition and what it asks in complexity it makes up for in concentration on the finish. I have had better bottles than this particular one. Tasted blind at Farr Vintners 10-Year On Bordeaux horizontal.
Date Reviewed:
04/2020

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France

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Bordeaux

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Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément

Bernard Magrez’s flagship estate is ideally nestled in the suburbs of Bordeaux, close to the Rocade and not far away from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion. The terroir is well respected, however, the Magrez style is sometimes criticised for over extraction. Indeed, the wines do sometimes appear thick when tasted from barrel, but there are many fans, none more influential than the American critic, Robert Parker. Of the 32.5 hectares of vineyards, 30 are planted with red varietals (60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot). The Pape Clement Blanc is produced from 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Semillon and 10% Muscadelle and unusually is fermented and aged in oak. As a result it is quite a distinctive style and has a niche following.

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