2018 Chateau Pape Clement BlancBlend from France
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- 98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
- 96 Wine Spectator
- 96 Wine Enthusiast
- 95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
98 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
Beautiful aromas of lime curd, dried pear, grilled white peach and flint on the nose. So exotic on the nose. Some cream and honey, too. It’s medium-bodied with bright, tangy acidity. Creamy and focused with lingering dried-citrus and crushed-gravel notes. Long. Drink or hold.
96 Wine Spectator
A beauty from the start, with shortbread, acacia and honeysuckle details leading the way, quickly followed by fennel, tarragon, salted butter and lemon peel notes. Long, focused finish is carried by superfine acidity that puts everything in perfect lock step. Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle. Best from 2022 through 2030. 1,665 cases made.
96 Wine Enthusiast
Always high on the richness scale, this estate's white wine is vibrant with white fruits and hints of apricots. It is structured with wood aging and a tight texture that shows that the wine needs to age. The wine will be ready to drink from 2023.
95 Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Blanc is a blend of 57% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon and 4% Muscadelle. It was aged for around 14 months in 55% new and 45% second-fill French oak barrels. It races out of the gate with flamboyant scents of pineapple upside-down cake, lemon meringue pie and honey-drizzled peaches, plus suggestions of orange blossoms and yuzu peel. The medium to full-bodied palate has a decadent touch of oiliness to the texture with loads of spicy sparks to the tropical fruit layers, finishing long with a refreshing burst of zestiness. It's a richer expression, for sure, but it really works and it is seriously scrumptious.
98 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
96 - Wine Spectator
96 - Wine Enthusiast
95 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Muscadelle|
|Taste||grass, gooseberry, grapefruit, lime, melon, citrus, mineral, flint, fig, lemon, pear, saffron, bell pepper, orange, floral, peach and honey|
|Nose||apple, pear, kiwi, citrus, stone, grapefruit, melon, apricot, quince, honey, pineapple, cream, orange, floral, peach and honey|