2015 Le Pape



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Average critic rating : 91.33 points

89-91

89-91

The 2015 Le Pape is round, succulent and generous, all qualities that are brought out by the radiance of the vintage and the high presence of Merlot in the blend. Red stone fruit, rose petal and sweet spice notes are front and center in this attractive, forward Pessac-Leognan from the team at Haut Bailly. Best of all, the 2015 will drink well early because of its fruit-driven juiciness and flesh. There is plenty to like. The blend is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

90-92

90-92

The 2015 Le Pape is the third vintage made in four years by Haut-Bailly. Véronique Sanders described it as "a little bomb". It has a very attractive bouquet with ebullient dark plum, cassis and blueberry scents, quite floral and pure. The palate, built around 75% Merlot (the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon), is well balanced with a powdery texture on the entry. The new oak was quite prominent in my samples, although the final blend will be lower at 30%. With satisfying weight and structure, I would agree with Véronique that it is the best Le Pape...so far. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2020-2035

92-93

92-93

A dense and racy red with dried berry and plum character, mineral and salt undertones. Full, fresh. 75% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon. Mar 2016, www.JamesSuckling.com

17

17

75% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. (Vineyard is 85% Merlot.) Their third vintage; 2013 was declassified. Very dark crimson. Exceptionally dark crimson. Very subtle and plus and seductive on the nose. Really gorgeous! On the palate it's a little edgy still but with lots of richness. GV? Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2023-2035

92

92

An easy recommendation; the third vintage under Haut-Bailly ownership. Pesticides had been used previously so they are retraining the roots to go deeper. 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. Lovely depth, velvety tannins and rich dark fruits. Rich toffee finish helped by 30% new oak. Apr 2016, Jane Anson, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2023-2033

91

91

Known for its accommodation as much as its wines, this Haut-Bailly-owned property has been renovated in both cases. Balanced, vigorous and fine, the wine has chiselled tannins, seductive oak, bright minerality and a refreshing finish. Apr 2016, www.timatkin.com, Drink: 2020-2028

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