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1996 Château Pape Clément

  • 90 WA
  • 86 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55949-1996-750

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    Aromas of herbs, fruit and minerals follow through to a full-bodied palate, with chewy tannins and an austere, light finish. Hard to get excited about.--'95/'96 Bordeaux retrospective. Drink now.
    Author: James Suckling
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Full ruby-red. Superripe aromas of roasted plum, black raspberry, woodsmoke and humus. Dense and rather unevolved, but with sound acidity giving it excellent vinosity. Full, quite dry and serious; the substantial dusty tannins coat the entire palate.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 1999
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    This is an elegant, complex, distinctive wine that depends on its aromatic complexity and harmonious display of fruit and structure for appeal. It will not knock over tasters with a display of power or muscle. The color is a healthy dark ruby. The wine offers up roasted herb, tobacco, sweet cranberry and black currant fruit aromas. It is medium-bodied, with a rich, layered, silky impression, excellent purity, and soft tannin in the finish. Surprisingly forward, it appears to be on a rapid evolutionary track, although it will keep for 15 or more years. Anticipated maturity: 2001-2016.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Very light nose. Very dusty tannins becoming even more evident as the fruit fades. But there is a convincing middle to this wine. Quite a kick. Mellifluous texture.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 10/18/2006
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  • 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.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 197 bottles owned
    • 47 collectors