2010 Château Pape Clément Blanc

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • France
  • > Bordeaux
  • > Graves
  • > Pessac-Léognan
Drink between 2014 - 2027
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Community Tasting Notes 16

  • Jeff Leve wrote: (94 points)

    May 17, 2014 - Sweet, rich, fat, juicy and packed with fresh, ripe, citrus, grapefruit, vanilla bean, stone and candied lemon peel, the wine is concentrated, vibrant and lively and a lot of pep and energy.

  • fhirsch Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 1, 2014 - a somewhat reticent nose of wet rocks, smoke, exotic fruits, wax, gooseberries, and stone fruits emerges from the glass; there is tremendous persistence and glycerin on the palate, with combination of minerally tension, a strong savoury, spicy element, and explosively juicy, honeyed fruit that make this a joy to drink despite its young age.

  • Rolph Hey Likes this wine: (94 points)

    September 14, 2013 - Very nice bordeaux. Deep taste of apricot, oak barrel, herbs and citrus. Long aftertaste of sweet bitterness and oak. Still very young so needs decanting and will evolve much further.

  • DonalOB wrote: (92 points)

    February 28, 2013 - Grande Bordeaux Tasting, 2010 (Grand Hyatt Hong Kong): Apparently '10 is better than '09 - someone should tell RP.
    Rich smokey nose with some gooseberry but not full-on cat-pee. Plenty of fruit so needs time to integrate with the oak.

  • GRAPE JUICE wrote:

    February 23, 2013 - A very nice Blanc that loaded with peaches, lemon custard as well as pineapple like richness. Pack a lot of power supporting with solid structure. Quite approachable due to its richness and sweetness but somewhat disjointed at the back resulting in slightly shorter finished than we expect. This should be able to come around in another 5yrs time.

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    1/24/2014 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2012, Issue #41, Château Pape Clément’s Fall From Grace

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  • By Ian D'Agata
    August 2011 (link)

    (Chateau Pape Clement Pessac-Leognan Blanc) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    4/5/2011 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    Mar/Apr 2011, Issue #32, The 2010 Bordeaux Vintage: Very Ripe, Very Tannic and With Just A Few Great Successes

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2013 (link) 94 points

    (Château Pape Clément Blanc) Light lemon yellow color; appealing, light menthol, smoke, tart peach nose; tasty, rich but poised, lightly oily textured, ripe pear, tart peach mineral palate; medium-plus finish


  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2011 (link) (15.5-16.) points

    (Chateau Pape-Clément Blanc (Pessac-Léognan)) A very attractive and slightly perfumed nose here, with a subtle musky hint which may well come from the Muscadelle included here. Served rather cool. On the palate it is quite rich and fleshy, seemingly bright and vibrant but much of this comes from the temperature. Once it warms in the mouth the acidity doesn't really reveal itself and the wine only has its pithy grip to fall back on. Having said that, it is rather an attractive pithiness, the substance of the wine holding an appealing bitterness as a result. And there is some acidity there on retasting. Could warrant a higher score if this holds together.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Château Pape Clément
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation Blanc
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan
  • UPC Code 3700188025907

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 35 (26%)
  • In Cellars 97 (73%)
  • Consumed 1 (1%)

Food Pairing

Grilled Fish, Lobster, Scallops, Seafood

Who Likes This Wine

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