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1998 Château Pape Clément

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
  • 93 WA
  • 90 WS
  • 91 IWC
  • 90 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55949-1998-750

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Total:
$135.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    A pretty, well-balanced wine with berry and dark chocolate character. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fresh finish.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

    A prodigious effort from Pape Clement, this wine is smokin'! It boasts a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a terrific nose of charcoal, blackberries, cassis, tobacco, minerals, and spice. This brilliantly-focused, medium to full-bodied 1998 already reveals a boatload of complexity as well as a remarkably long finish. A large-sized effort for this estate, it exhibits a sweet mid-palate and ripe tannin.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Good red-ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines plum, tobacco, tar, leather and game. Dense, rich and stuffed with flavor; shows a compelling subtle sweetness and a meaty component from the superripe merlot. But here, too, there no shortage of verve. Finishes with excellent length and sweet, ripe tannins. Very satisfying Graves.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 18

    Mid ruby. Blackish streak. Scented and very subtle on the nose. Very definitely Pessac-L‚ognan on the nose. A sweet start but a very dry appetising finish. Really racy. Dances.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
    Issue: 39363
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Toby Thomas
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

  • 417 bottles owned
  • 74 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 74 collectors)