Ch Pape Clément 2019
Pessac Léognan Rouge€ 81.31/ Per fles min. 12 flessen
Vinous – 96-98/100
The 2019 Pape-Clément was picked from 17 September to 10 October, underwent a 30 day maceration. Matured in 90% oak barrels and 10% wooden foudres for 18 months. It has a very perfumed bouquet with luscious black cherries and boysenberry fruit, touches of raspberry preserve and crème de cassis. The palate is full-bodied and quite muscular, exerting a firm grip and displaying plenty of tobacco-tinged black fruit that dovetails into a more saline, marine influenced finish. This is a very serious Pape-Clément that will require longer ageing than its peers, but will surely be rewarding for those with patience. Tasted on five occasions – hopefully there is some wine left back at the château.
The Wine Advocate – 96-98+/100
Composed of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, the 2019 Pape Clement was harvested from the 18th of September to the 11th of October. Ninety-three percent is aging in French oak barriques, 66% new, and 7% is aging in large foudres. Deep garnet-purple in color, it hits the ground running with bold, expressive notes of warm cassis, boysenberries and black cherries with an undercurrent of clove oil, fertile loam, cedar chest and tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers a rock-solid foundation of firm, ripe grainy tannins and tons of freshness supporting the densely packed black fruit and earthy layers, finishing very long and mineral laced.
J.M. Quarin – 94/100
Couleur sombre et intense. Nez très aromatique et complexe, au fruité mûr. Moelleux à l’attaque, juteux en milieu de bouche et surtout extrêmement parfumé, le vin évolue savoureux, sur un ensemble plutôt tendre, vers une bonne longueur sans angle. 2025 – 2042.
J. Suckling – 96-97/100