1990 Pape Clement

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Average critic rating : 92.5 points



This complex, dark garnet/plum-tinged wine reveals some bricking at the edge, and its beautiful, smoky, meaty nose exhibits notions of sweet currants, black cherries, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied and fleshy with low acidity, sweet tannin, and an expansive mouthfeel with no hard edges, it is a fully mature 1990 that should drink well for another decade. In my opinion, the Pape Clement vintages from 1998 onward are even more impressive and deeper. Moreover, they possess greater longevity. Release price: ($310.00/case) Wine Advocate.June, 2009



Very dark ruby color. Raspberry, floral and mineral jump out of the glass on the nose. Full-bodied, with firm tannins, serious fruit and a medium finish. Muscular Pape. Drinkable now.--1990 Bordeaux retrospective. Best after 2005. 11,000 cases made. James Suckling, Wine Spectator 2000

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Château Pape Clement is a grand cru classé de Graves owned and run by Bernard Magrez, owner of Ch. La Tour Carnet in the Haut Médoc, Ch. Fombrauge in St Emilion and premier grand cru classé Clos Haut Peyraguey in Sauternes. Situated a little further from the city centre than Haut-Brion and La Mission Haut-Brion , it is situated in the suburbs of Bordeaux city.

Both a red and a white wine are made: the red is approximately 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot; the white 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Muscadelle. Both wines, red and white, have been rated as 100 point wines by Robert Parker: the 2010 Pape Clement Rouge and 2009 Pape Clement. The wine is a controversial one: there are critics of the “modern” style of Pape Clement but there is no denying the quality of the wines produced here since 1998.

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