Few great growths can claim seven centuries of history, or to have a Pope's passion as their origin. The estate takes its name from its first owner Clement V, elected under Philip the Fair in 1305. The current owner has pursued his work and created a first in Bordeaux by hand-desteming the entire harvest. With a commitment to excellence, the grapes are fed under gravity into small wooden casks adapted to the surface area of each section and then vinified with the greatest care from the vine through to bottling.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Tasted at BI Wine & Spirits' 10-Years-On tasting, the 2007 Pape Clement has a pure and refined bouquet, perhaps not with the same charm and personality of say Domaine de Chevalier or Haut-Bailly, yet with panache and class, kirsch and touches of blue fruit laced with cedar and graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of menthol on the entry. It is a slightly more exotic take on the vintage compared to its peers, yet there is commendable substance and spiciness on the finish that keeps you coming back. Tasted February 2017.
|Grape varieties||Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc|
|Producer/Bottled by||CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT 33600 PESSAC FRANCE|
|Producer||Château Pape Clément|
- R. Gabriel : 17
- J. Robinson : 16
- Vineyard : Graves
- Wine Spectator : 90
- Country : France
- Grape varieties : Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc