2015 Pape Clement

Pape Clement

94Average Score
Red
2024-2060
12x75cl
-
0 Immediate | 38 Marketplace
£832.00
6x75cl
-
7 Immediate | 93 Marketplace
£416.00
Bts
-
0 Immediate | 7 Marketplace
£72.00
6xMags
-
0 Immediate | 1 Marketplace
£832.00
Scores & Notes
Average Score
94
Drinking window
2024-2060
Critic Notes

Shows amazing depth of fruit with fabulous polish and length. Electric acidity. Full body, very integrated and refined tannins. Great finish. Mar 2016, JamesSuckling.com

Score: 96-97/100James Suckling

The 2015 Pape Clement is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. It was cropped at 40 hl/ha between 25 September and 15 October with berry by berry destemming. It has a drop-dead gorgeous bouquet that continues the ever greater finesse that has been imparted into this Pape-Clément in recent years. It is extremely precise, almost crystalline. The palate is underpinned by fine tannin, pitch-perfect acidity, a sense of cohesion and harmony that is outstanding. There is not a hair out of place on this barrel sample and it will doubtless evolve into one of the best wines this state has produced since the 14th century, when Bertrand de Goth was planting its first vines. This comes highly recommended - a Pape-Clément that will reward those who can resist temptation and cellar this wine for 10+ years. Tasted on four separate occasions. Apr 2016, www.eRobertParker.com, Drink: 2025-2060

Score: 95-97/100Neal MartinDrinking Window: 2025-2060

The 2015 Pape Clement is blended of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, matured in 80% new and 20% one-year-old French oak barrels for 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple, it opens with profound notes of crushed red and black currants, black cherries and cassis with touches of mocha, baking spices, menthol and lavender plus a hint of new leather. Medium-bodied, firm and concentrated with tons of tightly wound black fruit and earth layers, it has a grainy frame and refreshing lift on the long finish. Feb 2018, www.robertparker.com

Score: 96-/100Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Clear reductive environment, saving the best nose for the consumer and not for en primeur. A lovely richly textured wine –really velvety with gorgeous purity to the damson and black cherry fruits. Apr 2016, Jane Anson, www.Decanter.com, Drink: 2025-2040

Score: 95-/100DecanterDrinking Window: 2025-2040

Big, broad and overt in style, with a thick frame of espresso and roasted apple wood around a core of dense plum paste and cassis flavors. Strides along authoritatively, as melted licorice and fruitcake notes fill in on the hefty finish. Shows more style than terroir, but pulls it off. Mar 2016, James Molesworth, www.WineSpectator.com

Score: 93-96/100Wine Spectator

The 2015 Pape Clément is stunningly beautiful. Rich, ample and powerful, the 2015 exudes richness. As always, Pape Clément is one of the most overt wines in Pessac, but the move towards picking a bit earlier gives the wine more energy than was the norm a decade ago without fundamentally altering the style Bernard Magrez and Michel Rolland favor. Dark red cherry, plum, menthol, licorice, blood orange and exotic spices are all very much alive. The purity of the fruit here is striking. This is one of the best recent vintages of Pape Clément I have tasted. The 2015 is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, done in about 80% new oak. Tasted four times. Apr 2016, www.Vinous.com

Score: 93-96/100Antonio Galloni

Very dark. Sweet yet fresh - very beguiling initially but maybe a little overdone. Intense and almost as though concentrated. Rather dry on the end. Hard work on the end. Apr 2016, www.JancisRobinson.com, Drink: 2024-2034

Score: 16-/20Jancis RobinsonDrinking Window: 2024-2034

Tasting note coming soon. Apr 2016, www.TimAtkin.com

Score: 88-/100Tim Atkin
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Product details
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pessac Leognan
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2024-2060
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Sub-region
Pessac Leognan
Colour
Red
Taste
Dry
Alcohol %
14%
Product Type
Still wine
Product Subtype
-
Drinking Window
2024-2060
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