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Community Tasting Notes (48) Avg Score: 93.7 points

  • Drank as part of annual "Lost Friday" 13 course lunch. Served in flight with two Haut Brion - '64 and '86. IMO the '64 was over the hill and one dimensional, the '86 was great, but the Pape Clement was the best of the three, and will be great for another 10 years. Great black fruit and great balance. Want more!!
    Paired with Northstar Bison tenderloin. Yum.

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  • Drank the last glass the day after it was opened excellent wine full flavored deep structured what I would expect from the wine

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  • Too young , big potential :)) wait 5-10 years

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  • Dinner at Two Chefs - "Papal" Wines (Two Chefs Eating Place, Sin Ming Ave): Very impressive. This was still a baby, and not very enjoyable when first popped and poured. But as the night went on, it slowly unfurled to show a glimpse of just how good a wine it is. The nose was really ripe, sweet and glycerol-infused straight out from the bottle. Given a bit of air though, it calmed down to show attractive, but rather primary aromas of ripe cassis and blackberries patted down with a bit of damp earth and tobacco. There was some residue of the sweet oak aromas I remembered from the wine's early days after release, but these have (thankfully) toned down significantly. It was on the palate that the wine really showed it chops though. It took about half-an-hour in the glass to open up, but when it did, it came across as a very complete package - round, plush and seductive, with a lush depth to it, yet also beautifully balanced and integrated, with fine tannins giving it a great sense of structure right from the attack and all the way into an effortlessly long finish. There was a lovely purity to its cassis and blackberry flavours as well, in spite of a clear ripeness to the fruit. Quite a brilliant effort really. This was way too young of course, but I was glad that it more or less confirmed the good impression that I got upon release. It should be fantastic in a decade or so.

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  • Excellent. New Years Eve dinner with Debra. Prime Ribs. Went well.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    November 2009, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) A nose dominated by oak here, fine and well polished, although there is an impressive layer of fruit hiding behind it as well. Aromatic, fresh and rich, with notes of loganberry and dark cherry. A brilliant palate, pure with seamless fruit. There is a huge envelope of oak around it at present but this merely needs time. Very grippy finish, the tannins showing here, but it has balancing fruit for the structure throughout the palate. This will need a long rest in the cellar. Although massive, still very lifted and bright. Wonderful.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/18/2008, (See more on 93 points

    (Château Pape Clément) Rich dark red violet color; lovely big cassis and blackberry nose; tasty cassis, with sweet tannins, minerality and good acidity; medium finish (55% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon)


  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18.5+ points

    (Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) The nose here is dense and a little reticent, but what character it shows today is dark, dense, meaty and concentrated. Simply lovely style on the palate, pure and seamless yet obviously heavily stuffed. Nevertheless it does have a textured, plush, mouth-filling and perhaps rather soft style which covers the tannins nicely. Broad but well directed. Good grip underneath it all. This has a very impressive style which has great potential.

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Super Tasting Results Show., Episode #106, 10/12/2006, (See more on Wine Library TV...) 93 points

    (CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT) #3; COLOR-as dark as any wine EVER on WLTV; NOSE-black cherry, cassis, musty, bat cave; TASTE-classic bordeaux, amazing complexity & richness, big wine, black pepper, white truffle, obvious cherry cola, long finish, charred oak; RP-96/100; GV-94


  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2006, (See more on Winedoctor...) 18-19 points

    (Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) CS 45%, M 55%. A really dense colour here, outclassing just about every other wine here. A lovely, lifted, red fruit nose. Simply divine style here, with notes of white flower petals too. This presents a caressing, rounded texture on the palate, but with an elegant style. Rather a masculine feel to the tannins, which are ripe but very firm and solid. This is very well structured, not over-extracted, complex and very fine. Lovely finish. This has just bags of potential.

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