2016 Chateau Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan, France 750ml

2016 Chateau Pape Clement, Pessac-Leognan, France 750ml

$98.00
$115.00
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Grape/Blend
Pairing
Beef and Venison
Standard Bottle (750 mL) 14 units available

 

Tasting notes
Arriving Fall 2019 "The 2016 Pape Clement is a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon this year, picked from 30 September until 19 October at 48 hectoliters per hectare. The first bottle that I tasted with Bernard Magrez and his team felt a little overdone, but I had a strong suspicion that it was not a representative bottle. A second bottle was more restrained on the nose with blackberries, red plum, a touch of cloves and a light iodine influence. I love the delineation and detail here. The palate is medium-bodied with a graphite-infused entry, plenty of black fruit, saline in the mouth with great depth and cohesion on the long and tender finish. It continues Pape-Clement/Bernard Magrez' move towards a more classic style compared to the previous decade. "