An extensive history with this Pessac-Leognan estate. In 1305 Bertrand de Goth, a major landowner in Bordeaux as well as its Archbishop, became Pope Clement V and the city named this estate in his honour. From 1939 it was owned by the Montagne family, and passed by marriage into the ownership of Bernard Magrez. After a 20 minute decant, aromas of vanilla, raspberry, pepper, menthol - minty, dusty and aristocratic. “Damn good claret” as the old boys in Pall Mall would say! JH said more like the Medoc than Pessac-Leognan on the nose. The medium bodied palate has become more savoury and less fruit driven at 17 years but still works extremely well - seamless. 55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon. One of the 1001 wines. — 9 months ago
🚨 From the man behind Pape Clement here’s a new Provence Rose for me @ £22 & it’s a beauty 😍 I could drink this all day in the 🌞 & is cracking for the price 👏 Now 2nd favourite Provence pink behind Domaines OTT Chateau Romassan that’s £31 so the best in this price point 👍 I’m buying a load for spring/summer 😍
📍 Bernard Magrez L'Excellence des Muraires 2017
🏵 92+ points
🍇 Grenache & Syrah
🍷 Pale peachy pink
👃 Fresh chalky peach, white blossom, red berry fruits & orange w/ soft minerals, light spice & citrus
👄 Med smooth body of punchy creamed red fruits & a zesty cutrus blast of lime, lemon & orange w/ a dry chalky undertone, white peach harmonies & cherry creeping through
🎯 Long touch dry red berry mineral infused chalky zingy citrus peachy linger w/ a cherry kiss
— 4 years ago
The wine of this evening is the 2018 Bernard Magrez Le Prelat Laudun Côtes du Rhône Villages. This wine is from Bernard Magrez owner of 4 Grand Cru Classés most notably Chateau Pape Clement and is a blend of 52% Grenache, 41% Syrah, 4% Carignan and 3% Mourvedre.
On the nose this has black cherry, strawberry, raspberry, eucalyptus, clove, smokey oak, black pepper, anise and cinnamon.
On the palate there is bmack cherry, strawberry, raspberry, mint, cinnamon, smokey oak, black pepper, star anise and herbs.
This is a medium + to full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium + fine polished tannins that leads you to a long vlack cherry smokey oak finish. The long weekend is at a close and we look forward to the new week ahead. Please stay safe and healthy. Have a great week. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 10 months ago
Enjoying in Paris — a year ago
I thought It was good and smooth. Easy — 2 years ago
2010 Bordeaux zoom tasting with Lisa Perrott-Brown, editor in chief for RP Wine Advocate. The wines have been shut down, some waking up...big wines with volume turned up on everything (tannin, acidity, alcohol), structured, and should cellar for many years.
2010 Pichon Baron. RP 96
2010 Leoville Las Cases. RP 97
2010 Palmer. RP 96
2010 Pape Clement. RP 100
2010 Figeac. RP 97
2010 Trotanoy. RP 97 — 10 months ago
I preferred this white Bordeaux over the Pape Clement. This was mellow and easy drinking with notes of rose petals, honey and a touch of citrus. Great wine. — a year ago
OMG we purchased this a few years ago, drank the others but discovered this tonight. The price on this is steep but if you want a treat, its worth it. The Semillion balances the Sauv Blanc in a earthy Bordeaux style. Long finish, crisp, with great body — 2 years ago