2018 Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac-Leognan

$142.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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One of the oldest estates whose first recorded harvest was in 1252! Named in honor of Pope Clement V this Chateau produces intense whites with vibrant acidity and full mouth feel. The secret is the whole cluster fermentation in 100% new French oak barrels, the wine is then aged on its lees in more new French oak for a texture and length that is truly sublime. 
“This is a cylinder of dense fruit and phenolic intensity, yet it remains agile and vivid with cooked-apple, honey and cream character, compounding the fantastic texture and structure. A great white with the same gravitas as a red.” – JS 
With less than 400 cases produced this wine will be in high demand. 

NOTE: PRE-ARRIVAL; PAYMENT IS DUE NOW; WINES ARRIVE IN SUMMER/FALL 2021. YOUR ORDER IS NOT FINAL UNTIL CONFIRMED BY YOUR WINE SCOUT.

Varietal:
White Blend
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan
Total Varietal Composition %:
55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon
SKU #:
1039609
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James Suckling

This is a cylinder of dense fruit and phenolic intensity, yet it remains agile and vivid with cooked-apple, honey and cream character, compounding the fantastic texture and structure. A great white with the same gravitas as a red.

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Wine Advocate

The Pape Clement 2018 Blanc slips languidly from the glass with tropical notes of warm pineapples, fresh mango and green guava plus hints of nutmeg, orange blossoms, lanolin and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it is absolutely laden with tropical fruit and spice layers, with a racy line to support and long, opulent finish. The blend is 57% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon and 4% Muscadelle. Anticipated aging regimen is 14 months in 55% new and 45% second-fill French oak barrels.