Ch Pape Clément 2018
grand Cru Classé
Pessac Léognan Blanc€ 139.76/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Wine Spectator – 93-96/100
This is on the showy side, with a brioche frame around creamed white peach, yellow apple, honeysuckle and lemon curd notes. Long finish.
Vinous – Antonio Galloni – 90-93/100
The 2018 Pape Clément Blanc is laced with white flowers, mint, passion fruit, apricot and chamomile. Here, too, the more restrained style that is typical at the estate these days is very much in evidence. The blend is 57% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon and 4% Muscadelle, all fermented in oak, including larger 500-liter and 10HL foudres. Larger format oak adds an element of tension and brightness that is super intriguing.
The Wine Advocate – Robert Parker – 89-91/100
The 2018 Clémentin de Pape Clement Blanc has gregarious lime juice, lemon meringue pie and ripe peach scents with hints of crushed rocks, wet slate and dill seed. Medium to full-bodied, it has a pleasant oiliness to the texture and oodles of freshness supporting the generous citrus fruit, finishing long.
J.M. Quarin – 91/100
J. Suckling – 98-99/100
Wine Enthusiast – 94-96/100