Chateau Pape Clement Rouge 2020 (En Primeur - Delivery 2023)

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Jancis Robinson MW
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James Suckling
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Vinous
SKU
PCBX202010 UCAU
$183.00 Per item
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Bottle
750ml (Bottle)
$183.00 Per item
4+ Month Dispatch
Named after its most famous owner, Pope Clement V, Chateau Pape Clement in Pessac Leognan makes both red and white wine from their 32.5 hectare vineyard. Vineyards for the red wine is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, while the soils here are a complex mix of gravel and clay over a base of clay, limestone and sandstone. Maturation takes place in 100% new French oak, and while Bernard Magrez has refined the style since taking over winemaking duties the wines are still rich and lush in style with a concentration of ripe fruit.
Named after its most famous owner, Pope Clement V, Chateau Pape Clement in Pessac Leognan makes both red and white wine from their 32.5 hectare vineyard. Vineyards for the red wine is planted to 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, while the soils here are a complex mix of gravel and clay over a base of clay, limestone and sandstone. Maturation takes place in 100% new French oak, and while Bernard Magrez has refined the style since taking over winemaking duties the wines are still rich and lush in style with a concentration of ripe fruit.

Scores & Reviews

17+ / 20

Jancis Robinson MW

Cask sample. Perhaps a little more closed than their Clémentin. Great integrity to the fruit though, and there is a sense of decorum and breeding to the fruit, as well as stunning length. Super-fine tannins, refreshing acidity, everything in proportion. (Richard Hemming MW)

97-98 / 100

James Suckling

Superb aromas of blackberries, crushed stones, iodine and graphite. Full-bodied with ultra fine tannins and a balanced finish. Such length and beauty. Very close to the 2019 in quality.

95-97 / 100

Vinous

The 2020 Pape Clément is so impressive. Red cherry, plum, cedar, mint, tobacco, blood orange and rose petal all build as the 2020 opens in the glass. Vibrant and beautifully delineated, the 2020 has a ton to offer. The 2020 exudes purity, energy and breathtaking balance. It is one of the finest recent vintages I can remember tasting.