Château Pape Clément

Pessac-Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend

9.48 ratings
9.33 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
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9.5

The 2015 Pape-Clément has a fragrant bouquet with quite plush, generous but well defined red berry
fruit mixed with rose petal and incense, smoke and cigar humidor following later. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, crisp and focused.
A seam of graphite emerges toward the finish. This is linear and correct at the moment. This should develop into a very fine Pessac-Léognan, one full of breed and sophistication. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)

The 2015 Pape-Clément has a fragrant bouquet with quite plush, generous but well defined red berry
fruit mixed with rose petal and incense, smoke and cigar humidor following later. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannin, crisp and focused.
A seam of graphite emerges toward the finish. This is linear and correct at the moment. This should develop into a very fine Pessac-Léognan, one full of breed and sophistication. Tasted blind at the Southwold 2015 Bordeaux tasting. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2019)

Jul 10th, 2019
Yianni Stoner

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

UGC Tasting - San Francisco

Jan 27th, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

Best of the graves En Primeur tasting. Blackberries, creamed black raspberries, dark cherry and good integration already taking place.

Best of the graves En Primeur tasting. Blackberries, creamed black raspberries, dark cherry and good integration already taking place.

Apr 7th, 2016
Doug Hengel

Beautiful wine. The attack keeps changing and goes on and on. Complexity to spare.

Beautiful wine. The attack keeps changing and goes on and on. Complexity to spare.

Mar 16th, 2019
Chris England

At 96-99 points I had to grab one of my favourite wines @ £114 but of course I have to test one too see if the ratings are right 😉 The things I do for the community 🤣 Drinking incredible young 👍 its a choc cherry & blueberry gateaux in the making 😍

📍 Chateau Pape Clement Pessac-Léognan Rouge 2015

🏵 96+ points with potential 97-98

🍇 53% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon & a 1% dollop of Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

🍷 Deep opaque ruby

👃 Ripe dark plum & blackberry through mineral rocks, pencil lead a soft smoked oak w/ hints of cedar, sweet blueberry, violet, raspberry liquorice, cocoa, spice & new leather

👄 Med+ body of rich creamy silky dark plum & black berries smothered in cocoa & minerals w/ a dark cherry purple liquorice kick in med acidity

🎯 Long chewy dark plummy berry cherry cocoa mouth coating w/ a touch of dry tannin & stone mineral then earthy dark liquorice tingle

At 96-99 points I had to grab one of my favourite wines @ £114 but of course I have to test one too see if the ratings are right 😉 The things I do for the community 🤣 Drinking incredible young 👍 its a choc cherry & blueberry gateaux in the making 😍

📍 Chateau Pape Clement Pessac-Léognan Rouge 2015

🏵 96+ points with potential 97-98

🍇 53% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon & a 1% dollop of Cabernet Franc & Petit Verdot

🍷 Deep opaque ruby

👃 Ripe dark plum & blackberry through mineral rocks, pencil lead a soft smoked oak w/ hints of cedar, sweet blueberry, violet, raspberry liquorice, cocoa, spice & new leather

👄 Med+ body of rich creamy silky dark plum & black berries smothered in cocoa & minerals w/ a dark cherry purple liquorice kick in med acidity

🎯 Long chewy dark plummy berry cherry cocoa mouth coating w/ a touch of dry tannin & stone mineral then earthy dark liquorice tingle

Aug 16th, 2018
Marc vanholst

Best red of the Bordeaux 2015 lineup in Brussels on 06 Feb - great nose, slightly misleading sweetness in the mouth, soft and complex with solid length - a truely great wine !

Best red of the Bordeaux 2015 lineup in Brussels on 06 Feb - great nose, slightly misleading sweetness in the mouth, soft and complex with solid length - a truely great wine !

Feb 6th, 2018
Steve Mills

Steve had this 3 years ago

Steve had this 3 years ago

Jun 15th, 2016
John Van Trijp

John had this 3 years ago

John had this 3 years ago

Apr 5th, 2016