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Chateau Pape Clement 2009

Chateau Pape Clement 2009

by Château Pape Clement 2009

Producer : Château Pape Clement

Region : Bordeaux (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables

Tasting Notes

"Although the 2009 Pape Clement may not be as sublime as the 2005 or 2000, but it is very close to those two efforts, and it will be fascinating to compare them (as well as the 2008 and 2010) over the following three decades. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with a modest 13.5% alcohol, the 2009 reveals considerable structure and tannin along with tell-tale notes of burning embers, scorched earth, graphite, blueberries, blackberries and toasty vanillin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This rich, full offering is surprisingly backward. This cuvee should drink well in 5-6 years as one rarely has to wait a decade or more to enjoy Pape Clement. It should age for three decades or more. This 13th century vineyard situated in the suburbs of Pessac is owned by one of Bordeaux's most interesting visionaries, Bernard Magrez. He has done a remarkable job in turning around this once moribund property that made a bevy of undrinkable wines into one of the superstars of Bordeaux."

100 points - Robert Parker, April 2016

Specs

Bottles Per Case 6 Pack
Bottle Size 750 ml
Producer Château Pape Clement
Region Bordeaux (France), France (France)
Alcohol 14% alc./vol.
Style Warm and spicy reds
Vintage 2009
Farming Method Sustainable
Grapes 5% Cabernet Franc, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot
Food Pairing Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables
Descriptors Earthy, Fruity
Wine Type Red
Wood Presence Oaked
Body Full
Price of Case $2, 094.00
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