2006 Château Pape Clément
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93($100-$150) Full ruby-red. Superripe, highly complex aromas of plum, cocoa powder, tobacco and warm stones. Big, plush and chewy, with compelling sweetness and generosity of texture to the flavors of plum, minerals, tobacco and woodsmoke. Has the sheer stuffing to support the serious, building but noble tannins. Finishes with superb palate-staining persistence. This may well shut down in bottle, and should age well for the next two decades, but it's a knockout right now.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2009
Wine Spectator | Rating: 91Dark in color. Blackberry, coffee and milk chocolate aromas follow through to a full body, with lots of chewy tannins, ripe fruit and polished wood. This needs time to come together, but it's very powerful. Best after 2014.Author: James Suckling
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Tasted at Bordeaux Index's annual 10-Year On tasting in London. The 2006 Chateau Pape Clement has an intense bouquet that is very well defined, adorned with cassis, blueberry and subtle iodine scents that all gain momentum in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, very well-judged acidity, the new oak neatly enmeshed and blessed with a precise, harmonious finish that lingers. This is a wonderful Pape Clement that will give much pleasure over the next 20 or 30 years. Tasted January 2016.Author: Neal Martin
Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16Very dark and black. Leathery/cheesy nose. Sweet start and very juicy. Not quite enough refreshment factor but a very decent rendition of 2006.Author: Jancis Robinson
Self | Rating: 95a great bordeaux. ready to drink and probably at or near its peak. full bodied and wonderfully balanced but still with classic earthy undertones.Drink Dates: 2015-2025Author: dozman3
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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White Bordeaux blends are most commonly composed of and , and come in a range of dry and sweet styles. Sémillon contributes body while Sauvignon Blanc adds high acidity, a characteristic that is particularly important in the sweet wines of .
is one of the world’s most prestigious regions for sweet wine production, made possible by Sémillon’s affinity for noble rot. Wines from world-renowned are fermented and matured in new oak for up to three years and can age for decades in bottle. These wines display complex aromas of melon, honey, apricot, citrus peel, mango, and butterscotch and develop added complexity and aromas with age.
The best dry wines from this blend come from producers such as , , and in and . These wines are typically fermented and matured in new oak and display a full-bodied richness with concentrated nutty flavors overlaying the fruit.Due to its freshness and flavor profile, dry white Bordeaux blends pair well with almost any white food, including all types of fish, poultry, veal, and pork. The sweet wines of Bordeaux pair well with foie gras, oysters, blue cheese, spicy food (particularly Asian cuisines), any dish with sweet notes, and of course, dessert.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 375 bottles owned
- 46 collectors
- Average collector rating: 95
(Out of 46 collectors)