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Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac 2012
"A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with a beautifully sweet, graphite-scented nose with hints of black currants, Asian plum sauce, soy and forest floor. Impressively built with medium to full-bodied flavors, it has more layers than many wines from this vintage, an appealing density and a velvety texture...92-95" WA 4/13 "This is already a gorgeous wine with spices, berries, dark chocolate and walnuts. Full body, soft and silky. Beauty. Better than 2011...92-93" JS 4/13
Chateau Pape Clement is one of the brightest stars in the extensive range of vineyards Bernard Magrez owns worldwide. Based in Bordeaux, this great owner has made quality his personal battle, his strength in facing the increasing competition in the wine business. Hence, the care lavished on this land the exceptional qualities of which have made Pessac's reputation for over seven centuries.
Editorial Reviews for Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac
Wood is a bit inelegant and obvious on the nose. A bit simple and sweetly toasty on the nose today with a green olive and dried herb underlay. A bit thin in the mouth with a bit too much wood tannin making this smooth and dry without much detail on the palate and hard and dry on the tannic finish. 84pts
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Chateau Pape Clement Blanc Pessac
The 2012 Pape Clement is one of the stars of the vintage which is not surprising given this estate s performances over the last 10-15 years. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon 46% Merlot 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with a beautifully sweet graphite-scented nose with hints of black currants Asian plum sauce soy and forest floor. Impressively built with medium to full-bodied flavors it has more layers than many wines from this vintage an appealing density and a velvety texture. -Robert Parker Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
The 2012 Pape Clement a profound blend of 45% Sauvignon Blanc 44% Semillon 5% Sauvignon Gris and the rest Muscadelle is once again a fabulous effort. Gorgeous notes of honeysuckle pineapple orange blossoms and mangoes soar from the glass of this full-bodied unctuously textured zesty well-delineated white Pessac-Leognan from a suburb of Bordeaux. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.