Chateau-Pape-Clément Pessac Leognan 2014

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Chateau-Pape-Clément Pessac Leognan 2014
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SKU 13669

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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 2009.
Category Red Wine
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Region France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Brand Chateau-Pape-Clément
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James SucklingIntense blackberry and blueberry aromas as well as mushroom undertones. Violets, too. Sweet tobacco. Full-bodied and layered with polished tannins. Very long and beautiful. Give it two or three years to show what it has but already a beauty.

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VinousThe 2014 Pape Clment is strikingly beautiful. Dark, sumptuous and creamy, it exudes class. Black cherry, mocha, spice, espresso, menthol and new leather are all pushed forward in a spherical, rich wine that captivates all the senses. As always, this is an overt style, but the purity of the fruit comes through nicely now that the oak has started to integrate. There is plenty of the Magrez trademark richness, but done in a slightly more restrained style than in the past. This is a gorgeous wine by any measure. Tasted three times

Antonio Galloni
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Wine Advocate The 2014 Pape Clement has quite a potent bouquet with lavish red cherry, kirsch, iodine and pastille-like scents, the oak probably needing another couple of years to fully integrate. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity, quite refined and focused with appreciable tension towards the finish that comes laden with succulent, tobacco-infused blackberry fruit. This is a sumptuous and yet refined Pape-Clement that demonstrated the most matière or substance out of all the Pessac-Léognan 2014s that I tasted, except for the Haut-Brion. It is certainly a wine destined for a long future. Drink Date: 2020-2050.

Neal Martin, March 31, 2017
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Wine Spectator Lavish in profile, this sports a range of warm fruitcake, anise and black tea aromatics followed quickly by a gush of raspberry, plum and boysenberry confiture notes. Velvety, showing ample structure through the finish, pulling the fruit and wood notes together. A rare bird, stylistically, in this generally understated vintage. Best from 2020 through 2035. 11,667 cases made.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2017

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