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 Vintage2000 Label 1 of 64 
ProducerChâteau Pape Clément (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend
UPC Code(s)024726210390

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2025 (based on 46 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Pape Clement on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 93.4 pts. and median of 94 pts. in 88 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by AllRed on 6/13/2015 & rated 96 points: Time to Taste 2000 Bordeaux (R&D's): Opens with aromas of perfumed florals- lavender and violets, along with tobacco, cassis and plum. Medium tannins. Flavors of black fruit and cassis, violets and earth with a long minute+ finish. Very perfumed and elegant, with herbal undertones. Adds red fruit qualities as it opens further in the glass. Hints of iodine emerge after another 30 minutes in the glass. 96+ pts.

As soon as I picked up the iodine I knew it was one of the Graves, and as open as it was, I assumed it was the Pape Clément.

My #3, Domino's #3
Group #1, 38 pts (660 views)
 Tasted by KenPlace on 3/1/2015 & rated 90 points: From half bottle. PnP. Out of a half bottle, I was expecting more development, but this was still primary. It had a coffee, tannic finish which took down the score for me. Still the complexity was there. (1615 views)
 Tasted by garymouton on 2/28/2015 & rated 95 points: This, to me, is quintessential Graves, which is my favorite appellation within Bordeaux. Decanted for two hours. Great length with good ripe fruit in the mid palate. It has the mineral,earthy complex finish that only great Bordeaux can claim. Great balance with supple tannins. Drinks younger than a 15 year old wine . This is in an excellent early drinking window and should last 10 years or more. (1386 views)
 Tasted by locovino on 1/11/2015 & rated 91 points: Still young and somewhat closed this 14 year old Pessac. Dense red claret color in the glass. On the nose blueberries, mint and some oak. Nicely acidic in the mouth with some noticeable tannins. Not at all secondary on this tasting. Will try again in five years. (1883 views)
 Tasted by pavel_p on 10/31/2014 & rated 92 points: Cabernet Sauvignon at C's: Second time I have had this wine, and this time blind. Nice, smooth and creamy on the palate. Some coffee with well integrated tannins. Very nice but was thinking California and seemed a bit one dimensional. Might need a few more years to develop more complexity. (2789 views)
 Tasted by bonedoc on 9/20/2014 & rated 94 points: Popped cork an hour bf decant, then drank over 2 hrs. Best glass was last. Classic bordeaux nose and finish of minerality, hums on the palate for 30+ seconds. To be critical, would want a little more concentration of fruit in the mid palate, although Francophiles may disagree w this. (2757 views)
 Tasted by pigdaddy on 7/5/2014 & rated 93 points: decanted 1.5 hours. Allred's note below is accurate & precise to our experience in every regard; young, but escalating towards a special bottle, this was the best of the pessac-leognans tonight, continuing to evolve in the glass.

wood oven-roasted brisket, potato-bacon gratin, artichoke heart & roasted beets (2882 views)
 Tasted by Serge Birbrair on 5/31/2014: Open if you must and if you don't then don't (3069 views)
 Tasted by Englishman's Claret on 5/25/2014: Really too young to meaningfully rate - now this is still so embryonic, so primordial. Just barely poking its head above the parapet, but dense fruit and some smoke. Still, doesn't scream Pessac (which I like Pessac to do). In 5 years, I think this will probably be in EARLY maturity. Let's discuss again then. (2937 views)
 Tasted by Amugica on 5/20/2014 & rated 95 points: Very big wine. Full bodied and with very significant depth. Chalks, woods and cassis. Perfect to pair with game and meats (2346 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 4/13/2014 & rated 93 points: Second Sunday Group: 2000 Bordeaux (R&D's): Dark color with notes of tobacco, iron and black fruit with a floral, perfumed overtone. Herb and tobacco notes become dominant; develops an iodine quality as well. Full-bodied and youthful; flavors of spice,red and black currants, blackberry licorice and iodine. Structured and balanced, with a wonderful core of fruit. Long finish. The most complete wine tonight. 93+ pts.

My #1, Domino's #7
Group #1, 45 pts (2573 views)
 Tasted by rxlaw95 on 3/30/2014 & rated 95 points: What can I say about a wine this old that everyone doesn't already know? The second wine of Graves only to Haut Brion. I loved this bottle and was so glad to have the opportunity to drink it from my grandmother's decanter. Over two hours this one opened up nicely and let me say there is no rush at all to drink it. No hint of fading. But wonderful now. (2045 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 3/3/2014 & rated 93 points: This has not budged in a year. Still young, the nose offers incense, smoke, blackberry, boysenberry and earthy scents. The wine is soft. The tannins are refined. But the fruit is subdued and primary. There is a lot of upside potential if you are patient. 5-10 years is needed before it matures. (2295 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 2/26/2014 & rated 93 points: Had at Caduff Wine Loft in Zurich. Medium body, smell like classic bordeaux.. good balance. good to drink now but could also cellar it for x number of years. (2048 views)
 Tasted by jmoon on 2/15/2014 & rated 93 points: Delicious. Well built, rich, approachable, deep dark fruit. Was great from the first pour. (1767 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 2/15/2014 & rated 93 points: Popped and poured. Complex nose and palate, smooth and satisfying. Granted, modern style, but very tasty and ready to drink with at least a few years to go. (2030 views)
 Tasted by pavel_p on 6/20/2013 & rated 92 points: Poured into decanter and drank over 3h. Perfect, / mint cork. Dark garnet with transparent rim. Beautiful immediately upon opening, sous bois, dark and red fruit, some coffee. Sweet on the attack but then precisely drawn and more serious on the mid palate. Medium plus body. Later fine tannins appear and also the toasted oak become a bit too dominant. Medium to long finish, Looks like a great wine in the making but needs another 2-3 years to further integrate the oak. Try the 96 and particularly 95 Pape Clement while waiting for this to further develop. 92+ (4497 views)
 Tasted by Collector1855 on 4/21/2013 & rated 97 points: I must disclose that Pape Clement is among my favorite Bordeaux and for that matter, wines in general. It is a highly aromatic wine with the typical animalic (barnyard), smoky and forest floor Graves notes that jump from the glass. In my view if you want to show someone the difference between Napa Cabernet and Bordeaux these wines are a good choice because the aromatic profile is so distinctively Bordeaux and different to Napa. Now drinking well are the 2000 and 2001. The consumers can than chose which one they prefer. On the palate the 2000 is more structured and denser in the mid palate. It can be consumed now with 1h of aeration but will last for another decade while the 2001 is at its peak now. (4360 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 3/10/2013 & rated 94 points: Intense aromas of smoke, tar, cigar ash, blackberry, boysenberry and cocoa. This seems to have become more structured over the past years. It's not quite as flamboyant. Concentrated, full bodied and rich, a hours in the decanted added a lot to the wine and helped it soften and flesh out. I'd give it 3-5 years before popping a bottle. 94 Pts (4716 views)
 Tasted by brich on 2/23/2013 & rated 94 points: I am saddened by the fact that this was my last bottle. What a fabulous, luscious Bordeaux. Balanced and smooth, it does require a solid hour opened and I did decant it. Awesome. (4138 views)
 Tasted by Deloos on 2/12/2013 & rated 93 points: Briljant , superb classical Bordeaux very nice soft tanines (4288 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 2/8/2013 flawed bottle: Mildly corked (2970 views)
 Tasted by Madaboutwine on 2/3/2013 & rated 93 points: At Champetre. This was a close second for wotn. Jojo opened a few hours before service. This is open for business. Complex, long and some bricking already (surprisingly for an '00). Just lacking a hint of freshness that I think good '00 bordeaux should still have. Decanting a must to get maximum potential. Not sure if there is much more room to improve. This is a good sample of what a parkerized wine can evolve into. (2659 views)
 Tasted by vinopa on 1/6/2013 & rated 94 points: A great bottle.. Lovely red fruit and minerals on the nose and palate. Would have liked a bit more complexity. Good acidity which gave this wine nice freshness. Very long on the finish. Still got many many years ahead of it. Just starting to hit its stride. Cheers (2863 views)
 Tasted by BillyT on 12/29/2012 & rated 93 points: Restaurant purchase at Veritas - NYC. Dark color, solid cork, good strong body and legs. Well balanced, silky and elegant. Not as complex as expected but a solid wine. Flavors well integrated with minimal tannins so don't expect another 15-20 years. Dark fruit, cassis, some vanilla and chocolate. Girlfriend enjoyed this more than the 2000 Poyferrie which I enjoyed more for its greater structure and complexity. Great wine, great food. (2697 views)
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By John Gilman
View From the Cellar, Sep/Oct 2012, Issue #41, Château Pape Clément’s Fall From Grace
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The World of Fine Wine, September 2010, Issue #29
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By Lyle Fass
Rockss and Fruit (10/4/2004)
(Pape Clement) Awesome nose. Oaky buy has enough fruit and nuance to counteract the oak. Exotic mushrooms, mint, smoke, black fruits, wet earth, green peppercorn. Really multidimensional. Flavors of red fruits & cocoa on the palate. Ripe and juicy with a stony finish. Gobs and gobs of fruit with no shortage of tannin.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (6/7/2003)
(Château Pape Clément) Rich berry nose; berry, tannic palate; medium-plus finish  94 points
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (6/5/2003)
(Château Pape Clément) Great, rich, berry nose; rich, complex, plush, juicy palate with velvety tannins; medium-plus finish  95 points
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