2009 Pape Clement

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LEOGNAN
  • 95 WA
  • 95 WS
  • 94 IWC
  • 85 JR
  • 98 JS
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 55949-2009-750-1A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    Although the 2009 Pape Clement may not be as sublime as the 2005 or 2000, but it is very close to those two efforts, and it will be fascinating to compare them (as well as the 2008 and 2010) over the following three decades. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with a modest 13.5% alcohol, the 2009 reveals considerable structure and tannin along with tell-tale notes of burning embers, scorched earth, graphite, blueberries, blackberries and toasty vanillin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This rich, full offering is surprisingly backward. This cuvee should drink well in 5-6 years as one rarely has to wait a decade or more to enjoy Pape Clement. It should age for three decades or more.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

    Rich and muscular, with exotic roasted spice, braised fig and warm raspberry confiture notes that are supported by a broad baseline of dark cocoa, tar and freshly brewed espresso. Not shy about its modernity, but everything is in place. Just needs to settle in with cellaring.
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 17

    Rich, ripe and generous. Lots of oak sweetness. Plush so that it seems gentle but has a firmly polished structure too. Bold and rich. (JH)
    Author: Julia Harding MW
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Ruby-purple. Vibrant blackcurrant, blackberry and smoke aromas show noteworthy depth and purity. Big and ripe on the palate, but with lovely balance to its black fruit and smoke flavors. The very long, pure finish features a lingering mineral streak and very fine tannins. This exceptional vintage of Pape Clement packs an amazing amount of concentration on a seemingly weightless frame. More important still, although it pushes the ripeness envelope as most of the wines of Bernard Magrez do, it manages to come across as refined and graceful, even though it's almost brutally powerful.
    Author: Ian D'Agata
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • JamesSuckling.com | Rating: 98

    Wonderful aromas of plums and blueberries and flowers. Full-bodied with plums, stones, hazelnuts and milk chocolate, and a long, long finish. Marvelous. Best ever. Try in 2017.
    Author: James Suckling
  • Self | Rating:

    93( sale ?
    Author: winecellar
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

  • 506 bottles owned
  • 67 collectors