Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2653 ratings
9.1138 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
"Odedi"

This is a very enjoyable left bank Bordeaux. Harsh on the palate with dark fruits and lots of earth and vegetable notes.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show hugh tannins.

Still young and unbalanced, but already enjoyable even by itself.

This 7 year old will need at least 5 years of bottle time to mature properly.

This is not from a good vintage, but it is showing a lot of power. Finesse will show up in about 10 years.

A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and light Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$100.

This is a very enjoyable left bank Bordeaux. Harsh on the palate with dark fruits and lots of earth and vegetable notes.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly and show hugh tannins.

Still young and unbalanced, but already enjoyable even by itself.

This 7 year old will need at least 5 years of bottle time to mature properly.

This is not from a good vintage, but it is showing a lot of power. Finesse will show up in about 10 years.

A blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot and light Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$100.

Nov 15th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Owes its name to a man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth, Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees Mountains, and later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299. A blend, 58% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 60% new French oak. Big fruit aromas with earthy spice notes. Blackberry & cherry flavors with tobacco and spice integrated with sweet tannins, lingering ending with earthy oak with a mineral tang. Excellent!

Owes its name to a man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth, Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees Mountains, and later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299. A blend, 58% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 60% new French oak. Big fruit aromas with earthy spice notes. Blackberry & cherry flavors with tobacco and spice integrated with sweet tannins, lingering ending with earthy oak with a mineral tang. Excellent!

Aug 22nd, 2018
Yianni Stoner

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

Jan 27th, 2018
Taylor Rex Robertson

Roaring earthy aromas, inorganic mostly with subtle fruit. Complex aromas lead to complex finish that does not disappoint.

Roaring earthy aromas, inorganic mostly with subtle fruit. Complex aromas lead to complex finish that does not disappoint.

Dec 30th, 2017
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