2014 Pape Clement



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Average critic rating : 92.86 points

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The 2014 Pape Cl‚ment is dark, sensual and alluring, with wonderful contrasts from riper and more savory elements that take shape in the glass. Super-ripe dark cherries, smoke, graphite, incense, tobacco and crushed rocks are pushed forward in a decidedly ripe, voluptuous Pessac endowed with notable personality. A second sample, tasted a day later, was much more mineral-driven and focused, with the fruit pushed to the background. Either way, the 2014 Pape Cl‚ment is one of the most overly modern, lush wines being made today in Pessac-L‚ognan. As such, it will appeal most to readers who like exuberance and opulence. While not exactly my cup of tea, there is no denying the 2014 Pape Cl‚ment is fabulous.

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The Château Pape Clément 2014 is a blend of 57.5% Merlot, 37.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot picked from 24 September until 20 October. It is matured in 60% new oak. Strangely, first sniff of the nose whisks you away to the Côtes de Nuits, such is its purity. Small dark cherries, hints of crème de cassis and vanilla; it is beautifully poised and with continued aeration there is just a suggestion of dark chocolate. The palate is full-bodied and dense in the mouth, the oak nicely integrated here and the acidity well judged. It actually possesses the linearity of the La Mission Haut-Brion ’14 tasted on the previous visit. There is no fantail on the finish, but there is plenty of mineralité and tension. Tasted four or five times and never to be under-estimated. eRobertParker.com.April, 2015

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This shows finesse and class of the vintage with pure blackberry and currant character. Full body, fine tannins and a beautiful finish.

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Broad and hefty, with a wall of ganache out front, followed by steeped fig and blackberry paste flavors. The dense, loamy finish lets the toast hold sway. Shows more power than purity, but there's density and length here, too. For fans of the style.—J.M. Wine Spectator, April 2015.

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Some depth here on the nose and there is power here too. A touch of burnt sugar and chocolate. And lots going on in the mouth. This is well-engineered and has the stuffing to cope with it. A points kind of wine, but a good one. Joss Fowler, FINE+RARE, April 2015.



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Chart showing (to 08/12/2016) market price for 12x75cl standard case:

Pape Clement 2014
+£219.00     (+45.34%) Latest price:  £702.00
Pape Clement 2008
+£9.00     (+1.18%) Latest price:  £772.00
Pape Clement 2004
+£308.00     (+77.58%) Latest price:  £705.00
Pape Clement 2001
+£631.41     (+166.6%) Latest price:  £1,010.41
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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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