• Home
  • 1961 Château Pape Clément

1961 Château Pape Clément

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
  • 92 WA
  • 88 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
See all wines from Château Pape Clément

Out of stock

learn more about producers & collectors

SKU: 55949-1961-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$375.00

This is a final sale item

Not eligible for cancellations or refunds

  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 1961 is extremely rich and full bodied, with an opulent, almost roasted chestnut fruitiness, layer upon layer of richness, and a long, silky, heady finish. This is almost the essence of the mineral, tobacco, Graves-like style that most people associate with Haut-Brion. The wine is fully mature, and seems to fade after 30 minutes in the glass - a sure sign that imminent consumption is required. Anticipated maturity: Now-2000. Last tasted 6/97
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    A ripe-tasting, chewy-textured wine that is lively despite its years and offers deep plummy flavors that make you come back for another sip. Drink through 2000.--1961 Bordeaux horizontal.
  • No collector reviews available
  • The chateau, located in the Pessac-Leognan appellation, owes its hallowed name to Bertrand de Goth, who succeeded Pope Benedict XI and took the name Clement V. Since 1939, the property has been owned by the Montagne family. The estate consists of 32 hectares, planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, as well as a small percentage of white varieties. The flagship red is considered one of the best clarets in the region. The estate also makes a second wine, Le Clementin de Pape-Clement.

    The Pape Clement Blanc is a skillful blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle from a mere 2.5 hectares of land. A stringent selection process and approximately 18 months in French oak make this wine an absolute dream, amazingly well-priced for the quality.

    See other similar producers:Chateau Cantemerle,Chateau Clerc-Milon,Chateau Pichon Lalande
    Located in the southwest of France, Bordeaux is the single largest fine-wine-producing region in the world, with more than 15,000 growers spread over 57 appellations and more than 700 million bottles produced annually. The region boasts a two-thousand-year winemaking history and some of the wine world's most recognized and highly sought-after names. Red Bordeaux blends comprise eighty percent of production, but dry and sweet whites are also well-known. The region is divided into the Left and Right Banks (of the Dordogne River); Cabernet Sauvignon prevails in the former and Merlot in the latter.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 25 bottles owned
    • 9 collectors