Chateau-Pape-Clément Pessac Leognan 2015

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One of the greatest, oldest and most historical estates in Bordeaux, Pape Clement was purchased in 1299 by Bertrand de Goth, who went on to become Pope Clement V; he put the estate's vineyards in the hands and management of the Church, where they remained until the French Revolution. Since 1986, this classified growth has often rivalled the great Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion in quality, at half or even less than half the price. Pape Clement sits on light, gravelly soil, and produces a wine with a gorgeous bouquet of black fruits, minerals and smoky oak. Planted to 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot with an average vine age of about 30 years, this is a quintessentially elegant and complex wine with concentration and balance. Remarkably approachable in its youth, Pape Clement is also a long haul wine in the top vintages such as 2015.
Category Red Wine
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Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Pessac-Leognan
Brand Chateau-Pape-Clément
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 21, 2018
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorRipe 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. Best from 2022 through 2035.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2018
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Wine EnthusiastCellar Selection. Dense and concentrated, this wine is fully structured and also has great fruit. It is dense, showing the ripeness of both tannins and fruit in this vintage. It will power through its development to be a very fine wine from 2025.

Roger Voss, April 1, 2018

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