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 Vintage2001 Label 1 of 64 
ProducerChâteau Pape Clément (web)
VarietyRed Bordeaux Blend

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2009 and 2021 (based on 38 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Pape Clement on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.8 pts. and median of 93 pts. in 107 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by DSimmons on 5/16/2015 & rated 90 points: My last bottle of this wine. Big graphite and muted fruit which to me caused it to be a bit out of balance but none the less an enjoyable bottle. (990 views)
 Tasted by TexasBob on 4/26/2015 & rated 94 points: Tasted Blind - this was a Bordeaux tasting with a Rudd ringer, and I mistook this for the Rudd. The color was deep purple with black ink swirling in the depths - very curious. Sweet purple fruits and violet floral notes on the nose. Double-decanted, but still tight with raspberries along with vanillin on the finish. Delicious, and the wine of the night according to the group. (1074 views)
 Tasted by hkm520240 on 4/1/2015 & rated 93 points: Blind tasting, red wine flight 3 wine #6. Dark garnet with youthful crimson hue.
Fresh lifted nose, elegant, lots of tobacco, cigar box, blackcurrant and nice ripe fruits.
On palate, medium bodied and elegant mouth-feels, exhibits earth, blackcurrant, blackberry, plum, some herbaceous notes and subtle tobacco. Some hints of sweetness showing good ripeness from the fruits. Long lingering finish with fine chewy tannins. Drinking very well now but it will continue to improve. (939 views)
 Tasted by Englishman's Claret on 4/1/2015 & rated 89 points: Hmmm. Will this knit together? I'm not sure - today it was disjointed and rough. Coarse, heavy extraction with too much new oak for its own good. Almost Californian in its composition. It has a bawdy kind of appeal, but the Pessac isn't really coming through here and that's a problem. So if all of this ruckus integrates and lets PESSAC come through, it might work. But I wouldn't bet good money on it. Maybe I just got a bottle out of the Parker barrel. (1346 views)
 Tasted by james-chu on 3/29/2015 & rated 93 points: drink well now but can cellar at least 10 years .earthy,leather,black currant,cedar a little flower,smoke and mushroom.good complex medium weight. (1142 views)
 Tasted by jcoleman on 2/28/2015 & rated 91 points: this is now starting to drink well. lovely structure, plenty of backbone and a lingering finish (1091 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 2/27/2015 & rated 93 points: Totally delicious mid-weight wine with finesse, balance, lovely fruit, and structure. A pleasure to drink. (973 views)
 Tasted by rcg62 on 2/15/2015 & rated 95 points: Totally youthful still, but drinking great. Decanted over an hour. Pretty nose, floral with dried cranberries, some mint and cedar. Palate brings dark berry and nicely integrated oak with a long finish. Lovely. (1056 views)
 Tasted by Deloos on 12/31/2014 & rated 94 points: Fantastic typical PC (1309 views)
 Tasted by MRichman on 11/15/2014: Petaluma wine group - Piedmonte at Franks: Drinking very well right now. Full fruit, black. Good depth. Very nice. (1358 views)
 Tasted by Ibetian on 11/6/2014 & rated 91 points: Splash decanted. First impression of nose was overwhelming: pine cones, with evergreen forest floor. Over time hat faded some and other red and black fruit with tobacco came through.

Good wine today, but I got the impression that this is still short of peak. Try again next year. (1905 views)
 Tasted by jmoon on 9/27/2014 & rated 94 points: Just love this wine and great value. Really fresh and excellent medium body. Dense black and red fruit, great acidity, soft tannins but enough grip to be a journey. In a really good place after 1 he decant. (1999 views)
 Tasted by skifree on 8/12/2014 & rated 91 points: Big wine, tasted as part of CT Seattle monthly tasting group and had a glass the following night. Real saline and iodine notes in the mouth, long finish. Seemed like a baby. (2363 views)
 Tasted by AllRed on 7/11/2014 & rated 94 points: Filling in w/the Friday Brown Bag Group (Mike & Judi's): Deep inky crimson color. Aromas of green tobacco, saddle leather, black currants, forest floor and earth. Medium-bodied with softened tannins and flavors of black & red currants, iodine, herbs and forest floor. Dark fruit and tobacco notes more dominant; leather and tobacco on the palate. Guessed 2000 Bordeaux. 94-95 pts.

At first, I'd not have guessed Pessac. I had set a glass aside though, and by the end of the second flight, the wine developed a dominant tell-tale road tar/scorched earth note. Just fantastic. Still a few years from peak drinking I think...perhaps 2019+. 95+ pts. (2727 views)
 Tasted by jcoleman on 12/14/2013 & rated 89 points: this is good but not great. the tannins are still dominant and the fruit is a little suppressed. needs more time (4003 views)
 Tasted by Deloos on 8/26/2013 & rated 93 points: Superb wine, wil be excellent for several years and probably improve (4471 views)
 Tasted by Eric on 8/11/2013 & rated 93 points: Is 2001 a wonderful vintage or what? Little respect on release and yet nearly always drinkable. Pape Clement is just stunning. Still largely primary with loads of juicy, red fruit. However there is some lovely tobacco and chicory emerging that just scream of Graves. Wonderful minerality and balance, quite supple and enjoyable. Delicious! (5241 views)
 Tasted by DSimmons on 7/6/2013 & rated 91 points: Very nice bottle of Bordeaux. Opened about 2 hours prior to drinking. Lots of graphite, and muted fruit. Good balance. (4305 views)
 Tasted by gsquireh on 6/15/2013 & rated 96 points: What a wine! Wish I had more, but I have drank them all. One of the best Pape Clement ever. (4192 views)
 Tasted by jonnyoro on 5/5/2013 & rated 97 points: Damn near perfect! Ruby red - Brambly black fruit, cassis, charcoal, lead, cocoa,; sweet tannins, viscosity, integrated, looooong finish... Maturing but still on the young side of life... Delicious. First bottle from half a case purchased on release. (3264 views)
 Tasted by I was there in '99 on 4/20/2013 & rated 93 points: - Garnet color. It's balanced with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish. (2514 views)
 Tasted by dbkitc on 4/15/2013 & rated 95 points: Unlike the 1995, this wine was singing a beautiful tune this evening. Great depth, pure Graves profile with a punchy yet velvety texture. Dazzling and ready to go. (95) (2614 views)
 Tasted by Jeff Leve on 2/18/2013 & rated 92 points: Smoke, licorice, coffee bean, cocoa and ripe black cherry notes pop, the moment the cork leaves the bottle. Silky, soft and lush on the palate, the only drawback is the oak on the rich, finish, which is a little drying. (3169 views)
 Tasted by Collector1855 on 2/15/2013 & rated 95 points: Pape Clement is one of my favorite wines. After Parker and Quarin rated this "same or better" than the 2000 I stoked up and never regretted it. Pape Clement, like many Pessac-Leognans, has a very special aromatic profile. Toast, smoke, forest floor, horse saddle, dark fruit, you either like it or not but you will never scold this wine for being bland/boring. I often serve this wine blind with guests, also next to first growths and it always keeps up. Delicious, medium body. (2587 views)
 Tasted by acb on 1/12/2013 & rated 94 points: Deep crimson in the glass. The nose is relatively sweet and fruity, with some hints of graphite and tar. The wine really took me aback in the mouth, it grows and grows on the palate, to reveal many different layers of classic bordeaux flavours of cassis, black cherry, tobacco, leather etc, and really packs a decent punch. Then the real star of the show is the finish, which lasts for well over a minute. Wonderful. Drinking beautifully. (2533 views)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (3/10/2011)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (11/6/2007)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (8/10/2007)
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (1/12/2007)
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108
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By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102
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By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (4/22/2002)
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