Ch Pape Clément 2022
Pessac Léognan Rouge
€ 88.09/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – Neil Martin – 94-96/100
The 2022 Pape Clément was picked 7-27 September at 35hL/ha, aged in
60% new oak. It has quite an open and expressive bouquet at this stage,
with blackcurrant and bilberry scents. A more sensual Pape Clément
perhaps, the oak is neatly integrated. Black olives emerge with time, hints
of sea spray – this is certainly a wine you have to stay with. The palate is
medium-bodied with fine tannins. Layers of black fruit laced with graphite
and cedar, rending this 2022 quite Pauillac-like in style. Nicely controlled
on the finish, this is a Pape Clément with breeding.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 92-94/100
Revealing aromas of blueberries, cassis, spring flowers and toasty new oak, the 2022 Pape Clément is full-bodied, broad and textural, with a rich, layered core of super-ripe fruit framed by liberally extracted tannins that assert themselves on the firm, lavishly oaky finish. This is a flamboyant, unabashedly modern-styled Pape Clément that will need several years in the cellar to blossom. It’s a blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon.