Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.2727 ratings
9.2158 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Had this about year and half ago. The first harvest at this estate was in 1252. The property is now owned by Bernard Magrez. A blend, 58% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 60% new French oak. Deep Ruby with youthful pronounced red/black fruit aromas with spice notes. Blackberry, plum & cherry flavors with tobacco and spice integrated with sweet tannins, ling ending with earthy oak with a mineral tang. Excellent! Needs more time! Tasting Sample!

Had this about year and half ago. The first harvest at this estate was in 1252. The property is now owned by Bernard Magrez. A blend, 58% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 4% Petit Verdot, aged in 60% new French oak. Deep Ruby with youthful pronounced red/black fruit aromas with spice notes. Blackberry, plum & cherry flavors with tobacco and spice integrated with sweet tannins, ling ending with earthy oak with a mineral tang. Excellent! Needs more time! Tasting Sample!

Jan 19th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Owes name to man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth, Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees, later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299. Blend, 57% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 5% Petit Verdot & Cab Franc, aged in new French oak for 18 months. Pronounced youthful black fruit aromas with earthy baking spices. Blackberry & plum palate flavors with cedar & spice integrated with firm tannins, long ending, earthy oak with a mineral tang. Needs more bottle age! Tasting Sample!

Owes name to man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth, Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees, later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299. Blend, 57% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 5% Petit Verdot & Cab Franc, aged in new French oak for 18 months. Pronounced youthful black fruit aromas with earthy baking spices. Blackberry & plum palate flavors with cedar & spice integrated with firm tannins, long ending, earthy oak with a mineral tang. Needs more bottle age! Tasting Sample!

Jan 19th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Owes name to man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth, Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees, later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299. Blend, 57% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 5% Petit Verdot & Cab Franc, aged in new French oak for 18 months. Pronounced red fruit aromas with earthy spice notes. Blackberry & cherry palate flavors with smoke and spice integrated with sweet tannins, lingering ending with earthy oak with a mineral tang. Excellent! Tasting Sample!

Owes name to man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth, Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees, later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299. Blend, 57% Merlot, 38% Cab Sauv & 5% Petit Verdot & Cab Franc, aged in new French oak for 18 months. Pronounced red fruit aromas with earthy spice notes. Blackberry & cherry palate flavors with smoke and spice integrated with sweet tannins, lingering ending with earthy oak with a mineral tang. Excellent! Tasting Sample!

Jan 18th, 2020
Matt Nason

Funky, dirty, rusty cherries with that graphite twang, love it.

Funky, dirty, rusty cherries with that graphite twang, love it.

Oct 13th, 2019
Rick Baumgarten

Fresh as a daisy and drinking really well. Lots of terrific wines at this party.

Fresh as a daisy and drinking really well. Lots of terrific wines at this party.

Jun 15th, 2019
Ken Z
9.6

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami. All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken. Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together. Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Beautiful, well structured dark fruit. Complex, but more open than several left bank wines at this stage, as is usual for Pessac-Leognan.

Drank 1/18/19 at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux event in Miami. All wines from the 2016 Vintage.

Tasting pour, no formal notes taken. Most of these wines are very tight, and will require 5-15 years to really come together. Many will likely improve a few points with time.

Beautiful, well structured dark fruit. Complex, but more open than several left bank wines at this stage, as is usual for Pessac-Leognan.

Jan 21st, 2019
"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
Shawn R

Really good, don’t see this getting any better.

Really good, don’t see this getting any better.

Apr 5th, 2018
Yianni Stoner

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

Jan 27th, 2018