Named in honor of Pope Clement V this Chateau is one of the oldest estates whose first recorded harvest was in 1252! James Suckling raved “So structured and powerful with amazing depth of fruit and tannins.” . Robert Parker revisited the wine and upgraded it to 100 points. Awaken this gem from its decades old slumber.
WINE ARRIVES DECEMBER 2019
Medium to deep garnet colored, the 2009 Pape Clement struts flamboyantly out of the glass, featuring beautifully opulent preserved black fruits, Morello cherries and Chinese five spice with underlying notions of truffles, iron ore and tobacco plus a waft of sandalwood. Full-bodied, the voluptuous fruit has a firm foundation of super ripe, grainy tannins and bags of freshness supporting layer upon layer of black fruit, exotic spices and earth-laced flavors, finishing very long.
Wonderful aromas of plums and blueberries and flowers. Full-bodied with plums, stones, hazelnuts and milk chocolate, and a long, long finish. Marvelous. Best ever. Try in 2017.