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Château Pape-Clement Pessac Leognan 2011
*This is a 2011 Future. Delivery Fall 2014.*"I had the 2011 Pape Clement on four separate occasions and there was a slight sample variation, but this seems to be a fair estimate of its potential. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and the rest tiny proportions of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2011 offers notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, barbecue meat, black cherries, black currants and plum sauce. This is a medium to full-bodied, dense as well as strikingly elegant and precise wine. The purity, palate presence and potentially complex aromatics always stand out in a Pape Clement. This example should drink well for 15-24 years." *--Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (92-94 pts)** *We will notify on arrival autumn 2014*
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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.
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External Reviews for Château Pape-Clement Pessac Leognan
50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot. From a 43-hectare portion of this historic, 700-year old domaine planted at a high density of 7,700 vines/ha. The complex soils are a mix of different geological gravel formations, and yields are just 26 hl/ha. ... Cory Gowan. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Pape Clement 3000ml
Purple color of average intensity. Aromatic fruity ripe and subtle nose. It smells of ashes and pinewood. Suave on entry the wine develops aromatic finely pulpy and melting. It finishes long and tasty with a lovely grain of tannins and a hint of vividness to be melted during barrel ageing. Jean-Marc Quarin - www.quarin.com
45% sauvignon blanc, 35% semillon, 15% sauvignon gris, and 5% muscadelle. Planted on gravel soils. Barrel fermented, then aged in 100% new oak. Sappy, almost piney nose with notes of orange rind, toasted coconut, and beeswax underscored with lemon ri... Geoffrey Binder. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Pape Clement Blanc 1500ml
50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot. From a 43-hectare portion of this historic 700-year old domaine planted at a high density of 7 700 vines/ha. The complex soils are a mix of different geological gravel formations and yields are just 26 hl/ha. The wine was run off by gravity into 100% new French oak barrels from eight different coopers for malolactic and six months of aging sur lies. This will be aged in barrel for roughly 18 months. Harvest ran from September 13th to October 6th. The fruit is hand-harvested and destemmed by hand on sorting tables manned by 200 people. The whole berries are then moved by hand to small oak fermenters. A deep shiny red this is an ultra-concentrated wine and for me the top Pessac of the vintage. The intense aromas of clay violet lilac red flowers cassis blackberry tar and licorice immediately place this on another level. At this very young stage it s incredibly tannic but ample minerality and fruit contribute to this long finish. Very powerful and doesn t quit. Michel Rolland consults. Tasted three times. Drink 2019-2035. Cory Gowan.