"Offering up notes of crisp nectarine, lemongrass and white flowers, the 2020 Pape Clément Blanc is medium to full-bodied, satiny and seamless, with bright acids, attractive purity of fruit and a long, aromatic finish. This is the most elegant white wine produced by this estate over the last decade, and it has turned out well in bottle. Drink 2022-2035."
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE : 93
Château Pape Clément, located in Pessac, near Bordeaux, owes its historical name to its most famous owner: Pope Clement V. It is one of the oldest Grands Crus in Bordeaux. Its vineyard was established in the 13th century and the first harvest took place in 1252. Château Pape Clément belongs since 1959 to the restricted circle of Grands Crus Classés de Graves. This property is one of the jewels of Bernard MAGREZ’s wide range of vineyards around the world.
The estate of Château Pape Clément belongs to the Pessac-Léognan appellation of origin and, more generally, to the vineyard of gravels. Based on a terroir with exceptional components, the 60 hectares of this vineyard consecrate the gathering of passion and work. Three hectares are thus devoted to the culture of white wine. The grape varieties are 45% Sauvignon Blanc, 45% Sémillon, 5% Muscadelle and 5% Sauvignon Gris. The average age of the vines is 30 years old. The harvest is manual by successive sorting, in small crates with sorting in the vineyard.
Château Pape Clément white offers wonderful exotic aromas tinted with musk, displaying a nice boldness and elegance worthy of the greatest white wines of Bordeaux.
ALEXANDRE MA : 94-96, BETTANE & DESSEAUVE : 91, DECANTER : 94, JM QUARIN : 17, James Suckling : 97-98, MARKUS DEL MONEGO : 96.