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Château Pape Clément 1995

  • Floral
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Icon wine
  • Color:White
  • 12.50% 
  • 4.5L
  • Intensity
  • Rich

One of Pessac-Léognan's most famous whites; concentrated, rich and highly aromatic, with a well-integrated woodiness. More info

  • Quantity: 6 Bottles
  • Level: 6 base of neck
  • Label: 6 marked label
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
  • Producer/Owner: Léo Montagne et Bernard Magrez
  • More information....

Château Pape Clément serve at a temperature of 11°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Brochettes de lotte, Turbot rôti, Gratin de fruits de mer.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 18/20
  • What the experts say...

    (...) Son nez d'agrumes, de figue et de fumé introduit en bouche un ensemble moyennement corsé et bien concentré, doté d'une élégance d'excellent aloi. Ce vin bien étayé par une heureuse acidité déploie une finale persistante (...). Source : Robert Parker (11/97)

    Lot presentation
    Château Pape Clément

    Cuvée presentation

    Pape Clément also produces an excellent white wine (albeit in much smaller volumes). Made primarily from Sauvignon, the wine is a very refined Pessac with a superb texture. Since 2012, 15% of the blend has come from wines raised in egg shaped vats, adding even more body. Drink after laying down for 2 to 8 years.

    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: 6 Bottles
    • Level: 6 base of neck
    • Label: 6 marked label
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 12.50 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Pessac-Léognan
    • Producer/Owner: Léo Montagne et Bernard Magrez
    • Vintage: 1995
    • Color: White
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature: 11°
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 3
    • Volume: 4500 bottles
    • Intensity: Rich
    • Dominant aroma: Floral
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 45% Sémillon, 45% Sauvignon, 10% Muscadelle

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    Château Pape Clément 1995

    iDealwine Price(1) corresponds to the hammer price and the buyer's premium charged by the auctioneer. (1)Bottle format