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Château Pape Clément Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 1961

Winemaker's Notes:

92 points Robert Parker: The 1961 is extremely rich and full bodied, with an opulent, almost roasted chestnut fruitiness, layer upon layer of richness, and a long, silky, heady finish. This is almost the essence of the mineral, tobacco, Graves-like style that most people associate with Haut-Brion. The wine is fully mature, and seems to fade after 30 minutes in the glass - a sure sign that imminent consumption is required. Last tasted 6/97. (Jan 1998)

Château Pape-clement:
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 Château Pape Clément Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,283
4.50 5
11/10/2008

Here we find classic aged Graves from a great vintage with deep notes of curing tobacco, huge dried herb notes, sweet black spices smoking in a saute pan, a dark core of cassis fruit and bright notes of tarragon and Savory, Lean and feathering in the mouth with a lovely resolved character that is elegant and refined though a bit faded and even bony on the backend though there is a fine core of iron/gravel rich dark fruit on the mid-palate with notes of savory bouillon adding depth and deep notes of damp cigar lingering on the long finish which has a bit of tannin emerging on the everso lightly astringent finale. A wonderful bottle of mature bordeaux 93pts


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Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
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12/20/2010

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92 points Robert Parker: The 1961 is extremely rich and full bodied, with an opulent, almost roasted chestnut fruitiness, layer upon layer of richness, and a long, silky, heady finish. This is almost the essence of the mineral, tobacco, Graves-like style that most people associate with Haut-Brion. The wine is fully mature, and seems to fade after 30 minutes in the glass - a sure sign that imminent consumption is required. Last tasted 6/97. (Jan 1998)

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