Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Delectable Wine
9.5

The 2015 Pape-Clément has a fragrant bouquet with quite plush, generous but well defined red berry
fruit mixed with rose petal and incense, smoke and cigar humidor following later. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, crisp and focused.
A seam of graphite emerges toward the finish. This is linear and correct at the moment. This should develop into a very fine Pessac-Léognan, one full of breed and sophistication. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)
— 6 days ago

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Père Anselme

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

Pale ruby color. Aromas of sour cherry, blackberry and smoked earth. Beautiful cherry flavors, dried fruit and a young wine finish. — 10 days ago

manyardo, P and 9 others liked this

Domaine Raymond Usseglio & Fils

Cuvée Impériale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

I think I’m under rating this, but time will be its friend. I knew going in this was too young, but as I’ve never had it before, why not. Popping the cork, and putting in a decanter, the first taste was a zero. There was nothing there. After about two hours, the story changed. Wild berries on the nose, red and some blue fruit on the pallet, a hint of coco. Nice acidity with good tannins structure, will lend to decades worth of cellaring. — 17 days ago

P, Severn and 11 others liked this

Domaine de la Janasse

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2012

Licorice, strawberry, spices,a bit of garrigue too. Intoxicating nose. The palate is very good, long and complex but could be a little bit denser and wider. A strong acid backbone, a nice fruit and some licorice all along, some tannins and a very velvety touch. Some tannins kick the rear up a tad to make way for a very persistent finish with licorice and red fruits. This is a very nice #sundaynighttreat. — 2 days ago

Alex, Michael and 9 others liked this

Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe

La Crau Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2007

The second Rhone last Sunday. Earthy loam notes together with ripe Grenache aromas of raspberry and red liquorice although the raspberry notes are much more savoury at 12 years. On the medium bodied palate some Liqueur cherry notes with mild resolved tannins. At its peak - fruit, oak, tannin and acid all in balance. The perfect accompaniment to Roast Lamb and Vegetables. A blend of 65% Grenache 15% Syrah 15% Mourvèdre and 5% Cinsault. — 16 days ago

Scott, Jonathan and 13 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Very nice sir
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@Severn Goodwin Thanks Severn. Very partial to aged CdPs👌

Domaine de Marcoux

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend 2010

One of my last remaining 2010 CdP’s...from back when I was exploring the region. I’ve since only focused on a few specific producers but Marcoux is one that still has some of my attention...mostly because it’s hard to deny that it’s really good wine. This bottle seemed a touch reductive at first but that blew off with some time and what emerged was a bounty of brambles, sandalwood, garrigue, Twin Bing, some sediment...actually a lot of sediment. The tannins weren’t very obvious at first but after a couple of hours, the tannin monster showed up in full force. For whatever reason, this has happened to me on occasion with top wines from CdP and Gigondas. Not sure what causes that. Anyway, based off this experience, I would have to say that these still have quite a bit of life in them. In the same breath, however, I would exercise caution as I’ve witnessed too many Grenache based wines not age as gracefully. — 20 days ago

Matt, Ellen and 2 others liked this

Homage to Heritage

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Ken Z
9.0

Drank 7/11/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Nose of cherry liqueur, and earth. Red and black cherry, with underbrush, pepper, and lots of earthy notes. Sweet, medium to full tannis, with flared fruit on the finish.

4/22/7/3/4 +50= 90 pts
— 5 days ago

Ken, Mike and 7 others liked this

Domaine de la Presidente

Grands Classiques Châteauneuf-du-Pape Grenache Blend 2015

This is the kind of wine that is inexpensive, and not that great fresh, yet give it 5 years, and it will turn into a different wine altogether.
Smells of dark roasted fruit.
Black cherry, mint, Horehound, touches of herbaceous root, bright jolly rancher red acidity.
An incredibly delicious wine. Perhaps not your classic style of a CDP, yet still carrying some of that classic rustic ness.

— 10 days ago

Daniel P., Sharon and 2 others liked this

Domaine Berthet-Rayne

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2016

Amazing balance. Beautiful expression of cdp with earthiness, spice and ripe fruit — 4 days ago

Brendan McFarland
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Brendan, Mark and 6 others liked this

Clos des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhône Blend

Intense aromas of herbs, pepper, and dark red and black fruits. On open it was viscous and driven by dark cherry and blue/raspberry notes, but opened up with some air to allow more minerality and brighter tones, along with a bit of iron. Tannins were restrained and gently carried a long finish. This is going to get even better with a few more years in the bottle. — a month ago

Shay, Eric and 2 others liked this