1985 Château Pape Clément

Community Tasting Note


Sunday, February 21, 2010 - Definitive Bordeaux (Mirabelle Restaurant Austin, Texas): More to the nose, less to the palate than the 1966, this was a smooth, nicely balanced wine which "even has a little finish." A leaner, lighter style than the 1966, the 1985 Pape Clement had a "gorgeous" and "stunning nose," with one discerning taster identifying cinnamon, clove, all-spice, and rosemary, and another sour cherry and pencil/wood shavings. Remember when you had to change out the pencil sharpener shavings at school? Additional flavors of fruit, peppercorn, spices ("a cornucopia of"), black currant, and dark cherries were noted. "Good time 2B drinking this," "very 85," "damp forest floor," "lighter style," and "perfect example": this wine had its proponents. Billy said he was glad 2B here today. Thank the french pope.

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