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Château Pape Clément BLANC - 2015

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SKU: 4323

Fr. 142.16 (Fr. 132.00 Excl. Tax)
x6
Cotation
Parker : 95/100
Varietal(s)
44% Sauvignon Blanc, 44% Sémillon, 7% Muscadelle, 5% Sauvignon gris.
Degree
14°
Origin
France - Bordeaux
Type
White wine
Producer
Château Pape Clément
Maturity
2017-2034
Packaging
OWC of 6 bottles
Size
75 cl
Also available in 2018

Details

The Chateau Pape Clément, located a few kilometers from Bordeaux, in the Pessac-Léognan appellation, has more than 750 years of vine cultivation behind it. Indeed, the first harvest dates back to the year 1252 and at that time it was called Domaine de la Mothe. In 1299, a certain Gaillard de Goth bought the vineyard and bequeathed it to his brother Bertrand upon his death. Bertrand de Goth was none other than the future Pope Clement V, appointed by Philip the Fair in 1305. The property thus became Château Pape Clément and the Pope himself devoted a real devotion and passion to it, to the point of developing vine growing in the Rhone Valley and around Avignon. The estate remained in the hands of the Archbishopric of Bordeaux for five centuries, until the French Revolution.

After many ups and downs, a certain Jean-Baptiste Clerc became the owner in 1858 and decided to invest in the estate by building the Château in its current neo-gothic form and replanting some thirty hectares. The Château then enjoyed its glory days, until the First World War, but was totally neglected and partially destroyed by a violent storm in 1937. In 1939, Paul Montagne saved it from destruction and set about restoring the cellars and the vineyard. In 1959, the classification of the Graves Grands Crus Classés awarded it the rank of Second Grand Cru of the Médoc. After a few years of depression again, Théo Montagne's son-in-law, Bernard Magrez, bought the Château in the 1980s it was his first vineyard, followed by many fruitful others (no less than 42! to the point that in Bordeaux he was nicknamed "The man who was worth forty châteaux"). Today, Jeanne Lacombe, the last technical director to arrive, manages the property on a daily basis from the top of her 27 years old.

The quality of his vines is the priority of Bernard Magrez, who will succeed in restoring to Château Pape Clément all the fame acquired since the Middle Ages. Thanks to him and to the advice of Michel Rolland, the wines are once again at the level of the Second Great Growths. Parcel vinification, as well as maturing in different vats were introduced. In 2003, a new winery and in 2007 a new vat room, an uncompromising work, the association of modernity (use of drones, genodic, electric traction, self-steering tractors) with ancestral habits, an ultra-demanding sorting and leaf-thinning and finally a terroir blessed by the Gods rich in iron have allowed Château Pape Clément to obtain the mythical score of 100/100 at Parker in 2009 for the white, followed by the red. The wines are aged 18 months in barrels (70% new). Château Pape Clément is one of the few to benefit from the "terroir with high environmental value" certification.

Blackcurrant, blackberry and morello cherry are strongly present on the nose, in a robe with purplish tints. The tannins are elegant, the freshness is immediate. It is a wine to be kept for a very long time.

Cotation
Parker : 95/100
Varietal(s)
44% Sauvignon Blanc, 44% Sémillon, 7% Muscadelle, 5% Sauvignon gris.
Degree
14°
Origin
France - Bordeaux
Type
White wine
Producer
Château Pape Clément
Maturity
2017-2034
Packaging
OWC of 6 bottles
Size
75 cl

Customer Reviews

Review by Yves
Rating
80%
57% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon, 4% Muscadelle
Helles Goldgelb. Blumiges und fruchtiges Bouquet, von guter Intensität. Noten von Pfirsichen, Aprikosen, Zitrusfrüchten und Akazienblüten. Hauch von Vanille. Fruchtig und cremig im Auftakt. Am Gaumen ist der Wein vollmundig und ist perfekt ausbalanciert. Er kann bereits in seiner Jugend genossen werden. 2022-2028 92-93/100
Review by Yves
Rating
80%
57% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon, 4% Muscadelle
Jaune doré clair. Bouquet floral et fruité, de bonne intensité. Notes de pêches, d'abricots, d'agrumes et de fleurs d'acacia. Touche vanillée. Attaque fruitée et crémeuse. Au palais, le vin a du corps et est parfaitement équilibré. On pourra déjà le savourer dans sa jeunesse. 2022-2028 92-93/100
Review by Adrian vvWine.ch
Rating
100%
2015, Ch. Pape Clement Blanc, Péssac-Léognan: helles Gelb, strahlender Glanz. Die Nase eine Droge, verspielt, gelbe Früchte, weisse Blüten, Zitronen, dann auch exotische Früchte, spektakulär diese Nase. Am Gaumen weich beginnend, dann mit grossartiger Saftigkeit und sensationeller Frucht, das ist frisch und knackig, da ist keinerlei Holzdominanz, der Wein tänzelt, wirkt klar und rein. Endet auf Zitronen und rosa Grapefruit-Noten. Ein grosser Wein. 2019-2030, 19 vvPunkte, (95/100) www.vvWine.ch
Review by Adrian vvWine.ch
Rating
100%
(Mai 2016) 2013, Ch. Pape Clément blanc, Pessac-Léognan: helles Gelb, strahlender Glanz. Offene Nase, sehr intensiv, viele exotische Früchte, Mango, Ananas auch Limetten, wunderbar komplex. Am Gaumen saftig und knackig, was für ein konzentriertes Fruchtbündel, wieder viele exotische Früchte, auch Zitrusaromen, das ist wunderbar saftig, präzis mit perfekt eingebundenem Holz, sensationell, hedonistisch aber mit Klasse! 2016-2026, 18.5 vvPunkte, (93/100)
Review by Yves Beck
Rating
100%
Jaune clair aux reflets verts. Bouquet intense et complexe réunissant des notes d'agrumes et de
pain frais. Au fil des secondes la complexité olfactive se développe et je relève des effluves de
pêches, de pamplemousse, de poivre blanc, de menthe poivrée. En résumé, beaucoup de fraîcheur.
Mise en bouche friande et expressive. Le vin a du gras, de la race, de l'expression et de la puissance.
Un vin qu'il faudra savoir attendre et qui a quelques décennies devant lui. Finale persistante. Très
belle réussite. 2022-2042 96-98/100
Review by Adrian vvWine.ch
Rating
100%
2017, Château Pape Clement Blanc, Pessac-Léognan: Helles Gelb, weisser Rand. Expressive Nase, viel Grapefruit, Apfel, Zitrusnoten, dazu exotische Früchte, Gräser, weisse Blüten, Kräuter, sensationelle Komplexität. Im Auftakt vollmundig und mit viel Frucht, dann zeigt der Wein Struktur, frisch, knackig und mit einer hervorragenden Säure ausgestattet, würzig, und enorm langanhaltend im Abgang. Ein sensationeller Pape-Clement Blanc. 2021-2032+, 19 vvPunkte (95/100)

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