Château Pape Clément Cru Classé de Graves 2002 - Lot of 2 Bottles

Château Pape Clément Cru Classé de Graves 2002

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color: Red
  • 14 %
  • 1.5L
  • 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: 2 Bottles
  • Level: 2 into-neck
  • Label: 2 slightly marked label, 2 slightly damaged capsule
  • 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 2025

  • Vintage score: 13/20
  • What the experts say...

    "(...) the 2002 Pape Clement boasts a deep ruby/purple color in addition to notes of smoke, hot bricks, scorched earth, red and black currants, and some high-class cigar tobacco. It is medium to full-bodied with a rich, textured mouthfeel, wonderful sweetness, ripeness of tannin (...)" R. Parker (04/2005)

    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: 2 Bottles
    • Level: 2 into-neck
    • Label: 2 slightly marked label, 2 slightly damaged capsule
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: yes
    • Alcohol percentage: 14 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
    • Classification: Cru Classé de Graves
    • Producer/Owner: Léo Montagne et Bernard Magrez
    • Vintage: 2002
    • Color: Red
    • Peak: Drink until 2025
    • 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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    Château Pape Clément Cru Classé de Graves 2002

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