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Château Pape Clément Cru Classé de Graves 2010

     
  • Black fruit
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  • Gastronomic wine
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  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Red
  • 14.50% 
  • 2.25L
  • Intensity
  • Classic

A true jewel of the Magrez empire, this Pessac-Léognan is nobility marked by its exceptional concentration, combined with a refined, supple texture. More info

  • Quantity: 3 Bottles
  • Level: 3 into-neck
  • Label: 3 very slightly marked label, 3 very slightly wrinkled label, 3 very slightly stained label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
  • Producer/Owner: Léo Montagne et Bernard Magrez
  • More information....

Château Pape Clément Cru Classé de Graves serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Baron d agneau aux herbes, Pigeonneau rôti, Poularde truffée cuite à la vapeur.

Peak: Drink until 2045

  • Vintage score: 19/20
  • What the experts say...

    I certainly underrated the 2010 Pape Clement from barrel, rating it only 93-95+. (Thank God I put a “plus” there!) Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time, this final blend of 51% Merlot, 47.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot is perfection in a bottle. Tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, there are 8,000 cases of it. Its sublime elegance, the power, the medium to full-bodied texture, the silky tannins, the subtle notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black currants, charcoal, camphor, blueberry and cassis fruit are all remarkable. It is a rich, full-throttle wine, but the elegance and the great terroir of Pape Clement come through in abundance. It is slightly more developed and evolved than the 2005 was at a similar point in its evolution, but it certainly needs another 5-7 years to develop further nuances, which it surely will. This wine will last 30-40+ years.

    Lot presentation
    Château Pape Clément Cru Classé de Graves

    Cuvée presentation

    Benefitting from a similar micro-climate to its neighbour Haut-Brion, Pape Clément produces highly aromatic, supple and incredibly refined red wines. A substantial proportion of Merlot gives the wines a remarkable silkiness, and makes them accessible for drinking young, although they also have an exceptional capacity to age in great vintages.

    Information about domain Château Pape Clément

    Pape-Clément's history dates back to the 13th century, when Bertrand de Goth, the archbishop of Bordeaux, received the land as a gift. Elected pope in 1306, he took the name of Clément V and renamed his property Pape Clément, subsequently leaving it to the Bordeaux clergy, who kept the production for their own consumption. After the French Revolution, the property passed through many hands, which seemed to result in a gradual decline. A disastrous hail storm in 1937 almost put an end to production. Fortunately, the vineyard was purchased in 1939 by an agricultural engineer named Paul Montagne, who revived the property, replanting the vines and renovating the winery, before passing the reins on to his son Léo. By 1953 the vintage wines were flourishing again, but from 1975 onwards, a lack of investment led to something of a decline over a period of about ten years. It was then that Bernard Magrez, now an iconic figure in Bordeaux, arrived on the scene as a co-owner and, from 1985 onwards, the wines regained their former quality, assisted by the talents of Michel Rolland the famous consultant oenologist. Rolland introduced plot-by-plot vinification, giving the wines more complexity and refinement as a result of different terroirs and grape varieties being able to express their individual characteristics before blending.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 3 Bottles
    • Level: 3 into-neck
    • Label: 3 very slightly marked label, 3 very slightly wrinkled label, 3 very slightly stained label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Wine cabinet
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 14.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
    • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
    • Producer/Owner: Léo Montagne et Bernard Magrez
    • Vintage: 2010
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2045
    • Service temperature: 16°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 30
    • Volume: 80000 bottles
    • Intensity: Classic
    • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot

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