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1990 Château Pape Clément

abv 13.5%
  • 91 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55949-1990-750

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 91

    Neither the 1989 or 1990 performed as well as I might have hoped. The 1990 is a richer, more complete wine than the 1989, with a deeper ruby/purple color, and a sweet nose of black fruits, tobacco, roasted herbs, and meats. This medium-bodied, concentrated wine is surprisingly tannic and backward. While the outstanding 1990 appears to be one of Pape-Clement's top successes, rivaling what they produced in 1988 and 1986, it needs more bottle age (4-5 more years) than I originally predicted.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Very dark ruby color. Raspberry, floral and mineral jump out of the glass on the nose. Full-bodied, with firm tannins, serious fruit and a medium finish. Muscular Pape. Drinkable now.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. 11,000 cases made.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating: 94

    a garnet colored, medium to full bodied, beautiful bordeaux. complex on the palate with smoky notes of currants and black cherries, with undercurrents of leather and licorice. this wine is fully mature and ready to drink. enjoy the long finish.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2018
    Author: dozman3
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Consistent notes. Beautiful clear med. dark color with only a slight amber edge; full nose of black fruit, spice & smoke; intense, rich black fruit on the palate with a distinct smoky note; complex & elegant; very long finish. Great Bordeaux with a classic Graves nuance; complex, long, delicious; ready but will hold.
    Drink Dates: 2002-2020
    Author: Anthony D526
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

  • 277 bottles owned
  • 56 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 56 collectors)