2018 Chateau Pape Clement Pessac-Leognan

$94.95
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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 wines with vibrant acidity and plush tannins. 
“This is a very driven Pape Clément with fantastic density and finesse at the same time. Linear and driven, the finish goes on for minutes with incredible tension and focus. More cabernet. Refinement with power.”-JS 
 A must have for Cabernet styled Bordeaux lovers. Pick up 6 bottles today.

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Winemaker:
Bernard Magrez
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
45% new French
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
Pessac-Leognan
Total Varietal Composition %:
66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc
SKU #:
1039193
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James Suckling

This is a very driven Pape Clément with fantastic density and finesse at the same time. Linear and driven, the finish goes on for minutes with incredible tension and focus. More cabernet. Refinement with power.

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Wine Advocate

This wine is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc to be aged for approximately 18 months in oak barriques, 60% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Pape Clement is a little closed, slowly unfurling to reveal fragrant earth, crushed rocks, iron ore and tobacco notions over a core of crushed red and black currants plus kirsch, red roses and Ceylon tea. Full-bodied and wonderfully vivacious, it offers a solid line of firm and fine-grained tannins and amazing freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced

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Wine Spectator

This is really well put together, with waves of steeped plum, currant and raspberry fruit, bolts of licorice and tar and a long apple wood accent on the sappy finish.93-96

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Vinous

The 2018 Pape Clément is dense, powerful, and brooding. In most vintages, Pape Clément is much more showy and inviting, but the 2018 is in no mood to show all of its cards. Instead, we find a Pape Clément that explodes with vertical intensity and lift. Captivating scents of gravel, smoke, leather, tobacco, chocolate and incense add layers of complexity. I can't wait to see how the 2018 ages. Today, it is super expressive. The blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. New oak is 45%. Tasted four times.