Château Pape Clément Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc 2004
Tasting Notes :This brilliant blend of 54% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot (which was harvested very late) reveals complex aromas of lead pencil shavings, burning embers, black currants, cherries, and blackberries as well as a subtle smoky charcoal component. Medium to full-bodied and spicy with sweet tannin and an opulent, fleshy personality, it is a terrific effort from this great Pessac-Leognan vineyard. Consume it now and over the next 15+ years.
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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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This wine is blended with Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot and using a technique known as “saignee”. Bleeding vats of red wine at an early stage, when the juice has just begun to color, that pink juice is removed can be fermented separately to produce rose. Mature pink. Vanilla, toast, maltose & honey notes. Minerality with strawberry hints. Silky texture & well balanced. Medium bodied. Drink now.
External Reviews for Château Pape Clément Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Pessac-Léognan Blanc
Full red-ruby. Vinous aromas of currant, milk chocolate, tobacco, hot stones and leather. Juicy and fresh but leaner than the 2005 or 2006, with classically dry flavors of redcurrant, plum and smoke. In contrast to the showy 2005, this seems to be go... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Pape Clement 750ml
The name of the chateau come from Pope Clément V, a French-born clergyman who took the papal office in the early 14th century, and thus the Pape-Clément property has one of the longest and best documented histories of all Bordeaux chateaux.in the mid-20th century, the owners engaged the services of famed oenologist Emilie Peyaud. Now accounts for 32.5 ha of the Pessac-Léognan vignoble. Limestone base over Gravel soils. Merlot is planted on clay. Each parcel is fermented separately in oak of various sizes, Quite modern winemaking, but guards aromatics and texture typical of Pessac.
A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Pape Clement 750ml
Pape-Clement's white wine is a limited, high quality blend of 60% Semillon and 40% Sauvignon. This terrific 2004 offers up notes of orange marmalade, lemon oil, and candied figs. Medium-bodied and rich, with good acidity and an impressive texture, it... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2004 Pape Clement Blanc 750ml
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