Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2635 ratings
9.1136 pro ratings
Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Yianni Stoner

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

Jan 27th, 2018
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

8.7

Road tar, currants, cassis, and some higher levels of brett on this one. The palate has some really nice depth with dark fruit of blackberries and cassis, but the brett is a little too strong and somewhat overpowers the flavors. Drink now before it gets much worse.

Road tar, currants, cassis, and some higher levels of brett on this one. The palate has some really nice depth with dark fruit of blackberries and cassis, but the brett is a little too strong and somewhat overpowers the flavors. Drink now before it gets much worse.

2 people found it helpfulJan 18th, 2015
Josh Phelps

Owner/Winemaker Taken Wines

9.7

Epic

Epic

2 people found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Alison Prager

Perfection

Perfection

2 people found it helpfulJul 11th, 2014
James Leahy

Perfect end to Premiere Napa Valley is a pre 1990-Bordeaux Dinner to re-calibrate from all the barrel samples.

Perfect end to Premiere Napa Valley is a pre 1990-Bordeaux Dinner to re-calibrate from all the barrel samples.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 24th, 2015
Kyle Volluz

Stunning. Delicious.

Stunning. Delicious.

1 person found it helpfulJan 13th, 2015
Lauren Domenech

Surprising delicious! Beets, mushrooms, raw meat, forest floor. Snap- still life!

Surprising delicious! Beets, mushrooms, raw meat, forest floor. Snap- still life!

Apr 15th, 2017
Matt Trader, TWP

2012 wasn't the best year for left bank Bordeaux, but don't tell that to Pape Clement, because they crushed it! (All puns intended) Decanted from 11-4pm before jumping in, and it could have spent even more time breathing. The nose was divine - rose water, crushed gravel, pencil box, cloves, espresso bean, and mulled black fruits. The pallet was full of focused tannins and dark rich fruit - black plum, creme de casis, red licorice, red delicious apple skin, mineral, vanilla, green bell pepper, nutmeg, and a lingering finish of dark chocolate. Absolutely a full throttle wine, and this one will age just as long as their 100 pt 2010. Also, this vintage is average only $90, compared to about $250, so it is the best value in some of the best of Bordeaux. Buy all this up while you can, try one, and hold on to them for as long as you can! Hold, and drink from 2027-2047.

2012 wasn't the best year for left bank Bordeaux, but don't tell that to Pape Clement, because they crushed it! (All puns intended) Decanted from 11-4pm before jumping in, and it could have spent even more time breathing. The nose was divine - rose water, crushed gravel, pencil box, cloves, espresso bean, and mulled black fruits. The pallet was full of focused tannins and dark rich fruit - black plum, creme de casis, red licorice, red delicious apple skin, mineral, vanilla, green bell pepper, nutmeg, and a lingering finish of dark chocolate. Absolutely a full throttle wine, and this one will age just as long as their 100 pt 2010. Also, this vintage is average only $90, compared to about $250, so it is the best value in some of the best of Bordeaux. Buy all this up while you can, try one, and hold on to them for as long as you can! Hold, and drink from 2027-2047.

Mar 14th, 2017
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

9.0

Cata burdeos Gijonenvino

Cata burdeos Gijonenvino

Mar 13th, 2017
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Creamy, ripe, lush berry blend, milk chocolate, caramel, black cherry licorice, soft earth and mineral, dark floral bouquet, round long beautiful finish and dead on acidity. Wine of the UGC.

Creamy, ripe, lush berry blend, milk chocolate, caramel, black cherry licorice, soft earth and mineral, dark floral bouquet, round long beautiful finish and dead on acidity. Wine of the UGC.

Jan 28th, 2017