Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.217 ratings
9.25 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
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Time for #MerlotThursday. Here is a very enjoyable Pessac Léognan red.

Earthy with black fruits, chocolates, forest floor, black tea, peppercorn, leather, earth, oak, licorice, spices, coffee and pencil lead.

Still young and needs many more years in the bottle to mature properly.

This vintage is Merlot based, which is unique to this region. A blend of 57% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly.
Good with food or just by itself.

Had it together with the 1998 and boy, what a difference. Time works its magic here in a big way.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, but it is really nice with Brie cheese.

Aged for 20 months in 100% new French Oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$90.

Time for #MerlotThursday. Here is a very enjoyable Pessac Léognan red.

Earthy with black fruits, chocolates, forest floor, black tea, peppercorn, leather, earth, oak, licorice, spices, coffee and pencil lead.

Still young and needs many more years in the bottle to mature properly.

This vintage is Merlot based, which is unique to this region. A blend of 57% Merlot, 37% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Petit Verdot.

Wine Enthusiasts 94 points.

Needs 3 hours to open up properly.
Good with food or just by itself.

Had it together with the 1998 and boy, what a difference. Time works its magic here in a big way.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses, but it is really nice with Brie cheese.

Aged for 20 months in 100% new French Oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$90.

May 2nd, 2019
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
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
Scott Soren

Wow Bordeaux at it finest the nose is popping with red fruit florals. The body and mouth feel is a typical of Bordeaux. It tingles every taste bud in your mouth. It keeps giving even when you think it should be over. As it’s young, we decanted for an hour. Rose blossoms and cherries led to smooth tannins. God i loved this

Wow Bordeaux at it finest the nose is popping with red fruit florals. The body and mouth feel is a typical of Bordeaux. It tingles every taste bud in your mouth. It keeps giving even when you think it should be over. As it’s young, we decanted for an hour. Rose blossoms and cherries led to smooth tannins. God i loved this

Apr 18th, 2019
Stewart Sinclair

Decanted for 4 hours, full fruit, nicely layered, lush. Highly drinkable even at this young age

Decanted for 4 hours, full fruit, nicely layered, lush. Highly drinkable even at this young age

Apr 9th, 2019
Chris England

Grabbed @ €74 in 🇫🇷 & for the money it’s got massive potential but already showing well 👍 I’m drooling to try the 2015s I got now ... patience 🤔 Reminds me of a good 🇺🇸 Cab but toned down & balanced beautifully 😉

📍 Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan 2014

🏵 94+ points w/ 96 potential 👍

🍇 57.5% Merlot, 37.5% Cab Sauv & 5% Petit V

🍷 Blackened opaque ruby

👃 Sweet blueberry infused with dark cherry & plum w/ blackcurrant, red berry, new oak, cedar, vanilla cocoa & subtle wet earth & gravel

👄 Med+ body of plump plum & black berry fruits w/ blueberry, chocy mocha & raspberry liquorice then a mineral hit

🎯 Med+ touch sweet but rich & ripe deep dark fruit splat w/ a light mineral, touch of red liquorice & a cocoa cream cherry gateaux coating

Grabbed @ €74 in 🇫🇷 & for the money it’s got massive potential but already showing well 👍 I’m drooling to try the 2015s I got now ... patience 🤔 Reminds me of a good 🇺🇸 Cab but toned down & balanced beautifully 😉

📍 Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan 2014

🏵 94+ points w/ 96 potential 👍

🍇 57.5% Merlot, 37.5% Cab Sauv & 5% Petit V

🍷 Blackened opaque ruby

👃 Sweet blueberry infused with dark cherry & plum w/ blackcurrant, red berry, new oak, cedar, vanilla cocoa & subtle wet earth & gravel

👄 Med+ body of plump plum & black berry fruits w/ blueberry, chocy mocha & raspberry liquorice then a mineral hit

🎯 Med+ touch sweet but rich & ripe deep dark fruit splat w/ a light mineral, touch of red liquorice & a cocoa cream cherry gateaux coating

Jul 18th, 2018
chao

Good.

Good.

Jul 23rd, 2017
Richard Jennings

Richard had this 2 years ago

Richard had this 2 years ago

Jun 28th, 2017
Darin Kendrick

Darin had this 2 years ago

Darin had this 2 years ago

May 15th, 2017
Blake

Blake had this 7 months ago

Blake had this 7 months ago

Nov 7th, 2018