Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan 2016

Item
953732
Size Pack
750 ml
Regular Price $115.00 Special Price $99.99 With Binny's Card
Case of 6
$621.00 $599.94 With Binny's Card

Details

James Suckling's Top 100 of 2019, Rank: #85
Stunning concentration of perfectly ripe blackcurrants here with a delicate whiff of vanilla oak and extremely fine tannins that are almost perfectly integrated on the seductive and delicate palate, right through the almost literally breathtaking, super-long and very polished finish. Try from 2022. -James Suckling, Nov 2019
Reviewed by: James Suckling
- 98 pts

The 2016 Pape Clement is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, picked from 30 September until 19 October at 48 hectoliters per hectare. The first bottle that I tasted with Bernard Magrez and his team felt a little overdone, but I had a strong suspicion that it was not a representative bottle. A second bottle was more restrained on the nose with blackberries, red plum, a touch of cloves and a light iodine influence. I love the delineation and detail here. The palate is medium-bodied with a graphite-infused entry, plenty of black fruit, saline in the mouth with great depth and cohesion on the long and tender finish. It continues Pape-Clement/Bernard Magrez' move towards a more classic style compared to the previous decade. Tasted four times, once as I mentioned, unnecessarily richer in style, but the other three consistent. -Neal Martin, Apr 2017
Reviewed by: The Wine Advocate
- 95-97 pts

Intense, with vivacious cassis, blueberry and boysenberry confiture notes, while tar, anise and warm fruitcake flavors pulse underneath. Offers seriously flashy toast at the end, but has the density to soak it up. A big wine. -James Molesworth, Apr 2017
Reviewed by: Wine Spectator
- 94-97 pts
  • Type Red Wine
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Area Bordeaux
  • Region Pessac-leognan / Graves

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