Chateau Pape Clement2015
Chateau Pape Clement
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James Suckling 99
The clarity to this wine is impressive. Wealth of dark-plum and black-fruit essence not to mention orange citrus. Everything is dialed up to the limit here but then dialed in on the palate. Such impressive depth and suave, ripe, fluid tannins that deliver impressive length. Great wine. Such polish. Superb. Try from 2022.
by JS, James Suckling , 2018
Robert Parker 96
The 2015 Pape Clement is blended of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, matured in 80% new and 20% one-year-old French oak barrels for 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple, it opens with profound notes of crushed red and black currants, black cherries and cassis with touches of mocha, baking spices, menthol and lavender plus a hint of new leather. Medium-bodied, firm and concentrated with tons of tightly wound black fruit and earth layers, it has a grainy frame and refreshing lift on the long finish.
by LPB, Robert Parker , 2018
Wine Spectator 95
Ripe and lush, with flashy anise, apple wood and mocha notes forming the frame and ample cassis, cherry paste and plum sauce flavors at the core for balance. Shows lots of sweet spice details through the finish, with the apple wood edge holding sway for now. A bold, glossy version that will please fans of the style after some time.
by JM, Wine Spectator , 2018
Winery Technical Data
Area: 57 hectares.
Grape varieties: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, 3% Cabernet
Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
Density: 7700 vines per hectare.
Soil: clayey layer of the Pyrenees from the end of Pliocene and Quaternary eras.
Viticulture: Bordeaux method, integrated culture. Stripping and thinning in several passages. Grassing controlled and in part, to plow horse.
Yield: 35 hl/ha
Hand harvested in small crates with a first sorting in the vineyard. Put into wooden vats by gravity. Maceration at low temperature. Farmed for 18 months in French oak barrels.
The Chateau Pape Clement is one of the oldest Grands Crus de Bordeaux. The vineyard was established in Thirteenth century by Bertrand de Goth, the youngest of a noble family from the Bordeaux region. The Chateau takes its name from The Archbishop of Bordeaux, Bertrand de Goth who became Pope in 1305 under the name of Clement V. Then the vineyard belonged to the Archbishop of Bordeaux until the French Revolution. This area boasts of producing wine on the same land for 7 centuries.