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2005 Château Pape Clément

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
abv 13.5%
  • 99 WA
  • 96 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 75 JR
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55949-2005

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 94

    ($160-$325) Good deep red-ruby. Superripe, expressive nose offers black plum, smoke, spices and leather. Denser, sweeter and fatter than the 2006; even more generous and forward today. But this impressively chewy and rich wine also has a powerful underlying spine and plenty of lurking power. Finishes very ripe and very long, with the tannins buried by smoky, minerally soil tones.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Dark in color, offering wonderful aromas of licorice, berry, fresh tobacco and currant, with Indian spices. Complex and full-bodied, with supersilky tannins that caress every inch of the palate. Long and satisfying. A joy to taste this young wine.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    Owned by Bernard Magrez, this great terroir a few miles from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion has produced one of the superstars of the vintage. A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pape Clement's 2005 has an opaque purple color and smoky barbecue and chocolaty notes intermixed with cassis and blackberries. There is also some underlying minerality in this full-bodied, super-concentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 97

    The 2005 Pape Clement is a fabulous contrast to the Haut-Brion. The former represents modernism at its best, while the latter is one of the archetypes of classicism. Both are striking. Compelling and seductive from the outset, the 2005 Pape Clement races out of the glass with notable opulence and ripeness. Soft contours and heady aromatics make the 2005 a real joy to taste today. Just beginning to show the first signs of aromatic complexity, the 2005 Pape Clement looks like it won't be as long-lived as some of the other wines in this tasting, but it is extraordinarily beautiful today. The style is unapologetically flamboyant, yet all the elements are in the right place. When it comes to pure hedonistic pleasure, it's hard to match the 2005 Pape Clement.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 15

    Very dark. Sweet and overripe on the nose. Very sweet and thick and Magrez-ish. Most unpleasant heavy finish.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2013-2030
    Author: vegas
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: BORDEAUXLICIOUS
  • Self | Rating: 95

    A pure elixir of young Pape, with extremely rounded edges and the poise of a Super Bowl quarterback. Deep, concentrated dark fruit is found in the midpalate, with tiers of truffle and smoky graphite notes stretching out on the impressive finish. I headed off to a Pape Clement vertical literally an hour after this tasting and it really put this ?05 in perspective. While the results of the 'progressive er' for Pape for somewhat mixed, I think this effort will easily contend w/ the finest wines made at the Chateau under Bernard Magrez
    Drink Dates: 04-01-2008
    Author: Brad Coelho
  • Self | Rating: 95

    Dark in color with some of the standard Graves aromas of old earth, gravel and fruit and yes, slight smoke/tobacco. Rich flavors of the same aromas with relatively smooth tannins. Still young and will need more time, but based on some of the hype about this wine, I was expecting a little more in terms of fruit and thickness (then again maybe I was more in the mood for a California Cab). Don't get me wrong, this is an excellent wine with nice character, elegance and quite smooth texture. Decanted for 90 minutes and would have benefited from more time had I not been thirsty... enjoyable now but will keep.
    Drink Dates: 2013-2020
    Author: botro
  • Self | Rating:

    Mocha; good structure, very nice fruit and approachable. Perhaps not at the Parker-given 98 points, but lovely
    Author: Edward Z
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Plum and blackcurrant and then WOW on the palate, just an incredibly deep, rich, luxurious wine. Unbelievably complex and yet already smooth. What a treat.
    Author: Daniel F397
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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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

  • 3444 bottles owned
  • 320 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 320 collectors)