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Chateau Pape Clement 2016

$774 A case of 6 Bottles (750ML) | $129 / Unit
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    An excellent red from Pessac-Leognan

    Chateau Pape Clement is a Grand Cru produced in the Pessac-Leognan appellation. The vineyard is planted on a layer of Pyrenean clay and gravel dating back to the Quartenary period. Wine is aged in barrels for 18 months before bottling. The 2016 vintage is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Merlot (50%).

    A mild, wet winter gave way to a spring with high rainfall and unexpected mild weather. In spite of the complicated weather conditions which slowed down development, flowering continued after a few hot and sunny days. Summer settled in after June 20th, with high heat and a drought. There was a water deficit that began in late July and lasted until mid-September. The red grapes were harvested from September 30th to October 21st.

    Chateau Pape Clement 2016 has a deep purple color with shining reflectionsEnticing aromas of blackcurrantblackberry and Morello cherries are characteristics of this vintage. As are subtle notes of licorice and violets. Elegant in the mouth, the tannins are fine and fresh. A deep and persistent wine expressing an exceptional potential for aging.

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    Parker : 96 / 100
    J. Suckling : 98 / 100
    Wine Advocate-Parker :
    Blended of 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Pape Clement has a deep garnet-purple color and quite a serious, earthy nose with truffles, tilled soil, underbrush and smoked meats over a cassis, baked plums and redcurrants core plus a touch of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy, the palate is built like a brick house, supporting muscular black fruit and earthy notions and finishing very long and mineral laced.
    BordeauxPessac-Leognan
    Alcohol
    14

    Grape varieties
    Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Petit Verdot/Cabernet Franc

    Dessert wine
    No

    Environment
    Sustainable

    J. Robinson
    16,5

    J. Suckling
    98

    Vinous - A. Galloni
    96

    Wine Spectator
    96

    Country
    France

    Wine certification
    AOC

    Vineyard
    Graves

    Region
    Bordeaux

    Appellation
    Pessac-Leognan

    Color
    Red

    Producer
    Chateau Pape Clement

    Classification
    Cru classe

    Parker
    96

    Allergens
    Contains sulfites

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