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2018 Chateau Pape ClementBlend from France

$99.99

List Price: $129.98

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  • 99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
  • 96 Wine Enthusiast
  • 96 Wine Spectator
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This is a PRE-ORDER. Estimated Arrival: 10/31/2022

About

Ratings:

99

"Coming from 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Pape Clement from Bernard Magrez is a gorgeous wine that's performing even better from bottle than barrel, which is always a good sign. Deep ruby/purple, with stunning crème de cassis and blackberry fruits as well as kaleidoscope-like notes of graphite, scorched earth, smoke, violets, and spring flowers, it offers full-bodied richness yet stays light on its feet, graceful, and almost ethereal on the palate, with integrated acidity and building yet seamless tannins. The Cabernet Sauvignon really sings at this point, and there's almost a Médoc-like regalness here. Reminding me of a slightly more elegant 2005 (it also has similarities to the 2016), it will benefit from 4-6 years in the cellar and keep for 30+ years."

97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"Aromas of wild blackberries, blueberries, dried lavender, cloves and eucalyptus with gravel and cocoa butter. It’s full-bodied with firm, powdery tannins. Polished and creamy with a core of ripe fruit that evolves to herbs, spices and chocolate. Fantastic concentration and seamless integration. Try from 2024."

96 Wine Enthusiast

"An oasis of green, this grand estate within the Bordeaux suburbs has produced a powerful, massively textured wine. It also has the fruit richness to partner the structure along with a fresher streak of acidity. The wine will age, so drink from 2026. -RV"

96 Wine Spectator

"A warm mocha note drapes elegantly over a prodigious core of steeped red and black currant and blackberry fruit while waves of black tea, anise, fruitcake and applewood fill in on the finish. Structure is serious and well-imbedded. Really well put together. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2025 through 2038. — JM"

Product Detail

Item # 122569
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region Pessac-Leognan
Ratings

99 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

96 - Wine Enthusiast

96 - Wine Spectator

Vintage 2018
Color Red
ABV 14.5%
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower