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2016 Château Pape Clément Blanc

FRANCE / BORDEAUX / PESSAC-LÉOGNAN
  • 95 WA
  • 95 JS
  • Variety
    White Bordeaux Blend
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SKU: 57438-2016

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2016 Pape Clement Blanc is a blend of 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon that was cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare between 12-27 September. It has quite an understated bouquet, stony and a little distant at first but then opening up with lime flower, kiwi fruit and a touch of limestone. The palate is fresh on the entry, the Sauvignon Blanc driving this Pape Clement along, perhaps less flamboyant and viscous in style than previous vintages, but I appreciate the tautness and delineation here, the persistent and slightly saline finish. This is excellent.
    Drink Dates: 2019-2032
    Author: Neal Martin
  • Rating: 94

    Creamy-edged, with alluring brioche, white peach and wet straw flavors, this has a broad feel but keeps good cut thanks to a light verbena thread. The brioche note takes over on the finish. Score range: 91-94
    Author: James Molesworth
  • Rating: 94

    The 2016 Pape Clement Blanc is a blend of 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon that was cropped at 45 hectoliters per hectare between 12-27 September. It has quite an understated bouquet, stony and a little distant at first but then opening up with lime flower, kiwi fruit and a touch of limestone. The palate is fresh on the entry, the Sauvignon Blanc driving this Pape Clement along, perhaps less flamboyant and viscous in style than previous vintages, but I appreciate the tautness and delineation here, the persistent and slightly saline finish. This is excellent.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 95

    The Pape Clement 2016 Blanc is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Sémillon, 9% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Muscadelle. It leaps from the glass with gregarious scents of ripe peaches, fresh grapefruit and key lime pie plus touches of cedar, honeysuckle and toast. Medium-bodied, the palate offers fantastic precision and depth, with layers of citrus and stone fruit flavors supported by a racy line of freshness, finishing very long.
    Drink Dates: 2021 - 2037
    Author: Lisa Perrotti-Brown
    Issue: Interim End of November 2018
  • Vinous | Rating: 91

    The 2016 Pape Clément Blanc contains no Sauvignon Gris this year. It is slightly deeper in color compared to its peers, though the well-defined bouquet is perhaps not quite as complex, becoming slightly waxy with aeration. The palate is well balanced with, again, a waxy-textured entry. There is good weight in the mouth, and the slightly honeyed style reveals a twist of sour lemon on the finish. Drink over the next 12 years.
    Drink Dates: 2019 - 2029
    Author: Neal Martin
    Issue: Jan 2019
  • James Suckling | Rating: 95

    High-end Pessac-Léognan can sometimes be too imposing to drink when it is young. But here, there’s such freshness to the melon, pear and white-peach aromas with hints of candied lemon and vanilla, that you can’t resist. Concentrated, but with a sleek silhouette, this moves extremely gracefully across the palate. The super-elegant finish has vibrancy that suggests very long aging potential. A blend of 48.5 per cent sauvignon blanc, 38.5 per cent semillon, 7.5 per cent sauvignon gris and 5.5 per cent muscadelle. Drink or hold.
    Author: James Suckling
    Issue: Sunday, February 3, 2019
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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

    • 21 bottles owned
    • 3 collectors