Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.332 ratings
9.05 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
Matt Trader

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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.2

Tasting group 2/7/16. Blind. Brown sugar, very developed, fig. Broad, flat, astringent in the mouth. Incongruous tartness.

Tasting group 2/7/16. Blind. Brown sugar, very developed, fig. Broad, flat, astringent in the mouth. Incongruous tartness.

Mar 15th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

#UGC12

Feb 3rd, 2015
Christian Gourdin

Always a great wine - nice fruit big tannin, full body wine.

Always a great wine - nice fruit big tannin, full body wine.

Jan 27th, 2015
Ron Siegel

Tropical fruit, wet stones, beeswax & acacia flower

Tropical fruit, wet stones, beeswax & acacia flower

Jun 27th, 2018
Christophe Aebi

Not too complex or long but lovely drink!

Not too complex or long but lovely drink!

Apr 22nd, 2018
Chris Krueger

😀

Feb 24th, 2018
Jeff Chen

Easy to drink, fruitful

Easy to drink, fruitful

Sep 18th, 2016
Christian Bock MS

Young, polished, Great balance , Good acidity, Good length

Young, polished, Great balance , Good acidity, Good length

Feb 3rd, 2016
Chris Krueger

2012 from 375 and still a pup

2012 from 375 and still a pup

Dec 5th, 2015