1962 Château Pape Clément

Community Tasting Note


Thursday, October 11, 2007 - Winestreet Tastes an Abundance of Leroy: Ordered off the WA Frost winelist ($125). We had a lot of trouble getting the cork out in one piece, but ultimately prevailed. Deep ruby red with minimal bricking. The nose gives a great blast of smokey red fruit with some funkiness. We didn't wait around to see if this blew off. Pretty impressive on the palate, with good weight, good balance, and a fun melange of black fruit, black tea, cloves, mineral, and smokey/charred notes. Not overly expansive but plenty of flavor. Tannins are fully resolved (as if there was any doubt). A very good (not great) bottle of wine, but very, very fun.

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