Red

1996 Château Pape Clément

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • France
  • Bordeaux
  • Graves
  • Pessac-Léognan
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Community Tasting Notes 131

  • SonnyChiba wrote: 93 points

    October 25, 2021 - Really classic mature Bordeaux with strong cigar box, leather, cedar notes, but with a nice layer of ripe black fruit. Really enjoyed this one.

  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 25, 2021 - Well stored bottle with a pristine label. Popped and poured at a wine bar. Right in it’s prime drinking window as far as I am concerned. Well resolved tanins, tertiary flavors of leather, tobacco, and soil. Just what you want in a mature Bordeaux.

  • angryphoton Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 6, 2021 - In the zone right now. Good fruit with secondary development and small hints of tertiary flavors. I like my Bordeaux like this, matured but on the younger as I also like the fruit to be very present as well. Juicy yet tannins are mostly resolved, plum, cassis and some old wood. This will be good fir 5-10 years but is quite delicious now.

  • Haze78 Likes this wine: 96 points

    March 13, 2021 - More powerful than 89 Lynch, fantastic red fruit. Tannins still present but so harmonious. Hedonistic and such a pleasure to drink. Long life ahead. Love it!

  • Been There wrote: 93 points

    January 29, 2021 - Cellared since release. Impeccable long, quality cork. Not decanted (entering window of fragility, in my opinion). Surprisingly deep ruby to the rim, pretty. Delicate but plentiful nose, with notes of blueberries and cherries, soft tertiary scents of sweet tobacco and faint unobjectionable mustiness. Medium-bodied (13%), more tenor than baritone. Medium-plus acidity, a little remaining dusty tannin. Finish has all the components, though it’s not a “grabber,” and not endless.

    An overall impression of refinement, finesse, tenderness: Old World Bordeaux typicité. Great with food, inspires a moment of gratitude for the vineyard managers and winemakers. Drink soon, enjoyable but cresting, storage conditions will determine your specific experience.

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

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    Chicago Recap, 11/2/2011

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/8/2006 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Château Pape Clément
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country France
  • Region Bordeaux
  • SubRegion Graves
  • Appellation Pessac-Léognan

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 827 (59%)
  • Consumed 572 (41%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

beans w fresh red onions, Duck breast s.v., scapes, Venison with Juniper berries.

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97% Like It  38 votes

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