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    Product Details

    Sku 447204
    Country France
    Region Bordeaux
    Appellation Pessac Leognan
    Producer Pape Clement
    Type Red
    Vintage 2018
    Varietal Bordeaux Blend
    Volume 750ML

    Pape Clement 2018 (750ML)

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    • 96-98 WA
    • 93-96 VM
    • 97-98 JS
    • 95-98 WS
    • 94-96 WE
    • 95 D
    • 95-97JD OR
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    Wine Advocate Notes
    96-98 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "This wine is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc to be aged for approximately 18 months in oak barriques, 60% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Pape Clement is a little closed, slowly unfurling to reveal fragrant earth, crushed rocks, iron ore and tobacco notions over a core of crushed red and black currants plus kirsch, red roses and Ceylon tea. Full-bodied and wonderfully vivacious, it offers a solid line of firm and fine-grained tannins and amazing freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced." 4/19
    Vinous Media
    93-96 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous: "The 2018 Pape Clément is dense, powerful, and brooding. In most vintages, Pape Clément is much more showy and inviting, but the 2018 is in no mood to show all of its cards. Instead, we find a Pape Clément that explodes with vertical intensity and lift. Captivating scents of gravel, smoke, leather, tobacco, chocolate and incense add layers of complexity. I can't wait to see how the 2018 ages. Today, it is super expressive. The blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. New oak is 45%. Tasted four times." 4/19
    James Suckling Notes
    97-98 Points, James Suckling: "This is a very driven Pape Clément with fantastic density and finesse at the same time. Linear and driven, the finish goes on for minutes with incredible tension and focus. More cabernet. Refinement with power." 4/19
    Wine Spectator Notes
    95-98 Points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator: "This is really well put together, with waves of steeped plum, currant and raspberry fruit, bolts of licorice and tar and a long apple wood accent on the sappy finish." 4/19
    Wine Enthusiast Notes
    94-96 Points, Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast: "This is a perfumed wine, ripe with fragrant yellow fruits that are sliced with lemony acidity. It is a stylish, intense wine, while at the same time strongly textured and therefore sure to age well." 4/19
    Decanter Notes
    95 Points, Jane Anson, Decanter: "I love watching how Pape Clement is evolving with every vintage. There's still a bit of Venice Beach in its muscles but it has let some juice in between the firm tannins and it's all the better for it. There are ripples of freshness here too, with lots of fleshy fruit, and a slatey mineral finish that sits against chocolate and smoked cedar notes. It's clearly been carefully extracted yet still has the serious ageing ability and sense of confidence that is the signature of the property. 37hl/ha yield in 2018. Two-thirds new oak." 3/19
    95-97 Points, Jeb Dunnuck: "From Bernard Magrez's flagship estate, the 2018 Château Pape Clément checks in as a tentative blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc that will spend 18 months in 60% new French oak. This ripe, full-bodied, opulent beauty knocks it out of the park and boasts a saturated purple color to go with a monster bouquet of cassis and blackberry fruits intermixed with notes of smoked earth, graphite, spicy oak, and spring flowers. Possessing ripe, silky tannins (and plenty of them), remarkable purity of fruit, a stacked mid-palate, and a great, great finish, it ranks in the top tier in the vintage, and despite having the fruit to drink nicely in its youth, it's going to age effortlessly. It might very well be the finest wine from this estate in the past decade or more. Tasted on three separate occasions." 5/19

    SKU# 447204