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Community Tasting Notes (38) Avg Score: 92.2 points

  • Love it very much.
    Smooth with med-long finish and has calming & relaxing effects. Good nose taste.
    Dark rich red-purple.
    Tobacco with hints of vanilla, berries.
    Recommended and you will like it very much.

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  • Opaque eggplant color. Scents of tar or charcoal, vegetal, herbs, sweet, stewed cherries, dark soil, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and eucalyptus. Similar flavors. The scent & flavors are intense.tannins are smooth but pronounced. It was double decanted & tasted during the course of the day. It gained weight in the glass as time went on... Awesome & compelling wine. Nice to see the 2006 vintage has gems at a fraction of the price of its predecessor. A striking wine from the 700 year old estate.

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  • Clear , deep ruby , purple hue, broad legs

    Nose a bit muted . Medium (-) intensity aromas of cedar, eucaltyptus, charcoal, dark fruits

    Medium (-) acidity, medium (+) astringent tannins, medium alcohol, full body, high intensity flavours of cedar wood, tea leaves, herbal licorice, with dark fruits in minority. Long herbal finish.

    Decanted an hour before serving, ripe black fruits come first then quickly overwhelmed by layers of oaky elements, astringent tannins , strong cedarwood, herbal licorice and tea leaves. Will not open another bottle at least 5+ years, but doubt the fruit sector would hold up till then.

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  • Drinkable, but as opposed to some other 06, I would wait. We gave this an all day decent, but the tannins are still somewhat overbearing. If you must drink, ok, but otherwise, I'm waiting a few years

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  • Infanticide but what an incredibly good wine for the vintage. Dark purple to the rim with broad unstructured legs. Dark chocolate, tobacco on the nose with dark fruit muted in the beginning and after 30 minutes finding expression. Palate as the nose was creamy with integrated tannins and silky texture. Finish lacked the depth of the palate but my impression this wine will come together well over the next 5 years.

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  • By Chris Kissack
    October 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17+ points

    (Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) Lots of flashy oak in this young wine, with aromas of spiced fruits and honey signifying this. It is soft, supple and well rounded, with a firm midpalate and lots of ripe grip. It has a very plump, diffuse character but there is acidity in it, and woody tannins, it just doesn't seem well integrated at present. There is substance to it though and I suspect it will come good with time.
  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2008, (See more on Winedoctor...) 17-17.5+ points

    (Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) Sweet and ripe fruit on the nose here, showing piles of new oak, much more than the wine was carrying when I tasted it in April 2007. It has a tight composition, but there is also apparent flesh and grip through the midpalate. Lots of good acidity. This is very stylish, but it will need plenty of time for all that oak to integrate. Really very good.
  • By Chris Kissack
    April 2007, (See more on Winedoctor...) 16.5-17. points

    (Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) Beautifully pure and open fruit on the palate, fine definition, full and rounded, not quite creamy. A firm grip underneath, a plush fruit texture, very good acidity. It has freshness, but doesn't leap out of the glass. Nevertheless it has a very nice composition and I think this has very fine potential.

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