2008 Pape Clement Bordeaux Blend
Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • IWC 94
  • VN 93
  • WE 93
  • NM 91
  • JS 91
  • JR 91
  • WS 90

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2011
One of the top successes of the vintage this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was harvested between October 8 and 24. The late harvest ensured perfect ripeness as... One of the top successes of the vintage this blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot was harvested between October 8 and 24. The late harvest ensured perfect ripeness as evidenced by the sweet bouquet of black cherries lead pencil shavings cassis and subtle barbecue smoke. Well-balanced with good acidity ripe tannins medium to full body and a layered mouthfeel this excellent 2008 can be drunk now and over the next 15+ years.
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, July 2011
Full saturated bright ruby. Restrained but captivating aromas of black fruits and minerals. Big sweet broad and mouthfilling with terrific purity to the dense flavors of black fruits and licorice. Really builds and... Full saturated bright ruby. Restrained but captivating aromas of black fruits and minerals. Big sweet broad and mouthfilling with terrific purity to the dense flavors of black fruits and licorice. Really builds and spreads out on the back half finishing with suave tannins and lingering dark cherry and mineral perfume. Utterly seamless highly concentrated wine with captivating sweetness but there's nothing over the top about this beauty.
VN 93
Vinous, February 2018
93+ The 2008 Pape Clément has a perfumed bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, pencil lead and black olive scents, just a subtle estuarine element coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy... 93+ The 2008 Pape Clément has a perfumed bouquet with blackberry, boysenberry, pencil lead and black olive scents, just a subtle estuarine element coming through with aeration. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit, a fine bead of acidity, quite dense and muscular but retaining delineation. My one quibble is that the oak just feels a little too conspicuous towards the finish, so give it another 4 to 5 years. (Tasted at the château and at BI Wine & Spirit’s annual vertical tasting.) -- Neal Martin
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, April 2011
This is an impressive wine, packed with toast, yellow fruits, spice and richness. There is structure as well, the fruit layered with wood. Great balance and great potential.
NM 91
Neal Martin's Wine Journal, May 2012
Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Pape-Clement 2008 is noticeably deeper in colour than its peers. The nose is well defined with crisp blackberry, black olive and a touch of warm gravel. The palate is... Tasted ex-chateau and single blind in Southwold. The Pape-Clement 2008 is noticeably deeper in colour than its peers. The nose is well defined with crisp blackberry, black olive and a touch of warm gravel. The palate is well balanced with quite racy acidity, although the finish has a tininess to it that will hopefully disappear with time (although it caused me to be more parsimonious with my score.)
JS 91
jamessuckling.com, December 2010
A solid 2008 with subtle berry, currants and light vanilla bean character that turns to chocolate. Full body, with fine tannins and a long, long finish. Best after 2013.
JR 91
Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2018
(17.5/20) Zesty, energetic. Well-handled tannins which are a pleasure to encounter after the St-Émilions! Bright and fresh. Lots there.
WS 90
Wine Spectator, December 2010
Smoky toasty oak notes take the lead in this powerful red framing a core of dark flavors with cassis espresso and tar. Bold with muscular tannins and chewy extract. Best from 2013 through 2020. -T.M.
JJB 95
JJ Buckley, February 2011
55% Cabernet Sauvignon 42% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Cropped at only 30 hectoliters per hectare Aromas of dark berry and spice along with intriguing notes of herbs charcoal and a light floral touch. Rich and... 55% Cabernet Sauvignon 42% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. Cropped at only 30 hectoliters per hectare Aromas of dark berry and spice along with intriguing notes of herbs charcoal and a light floral touch. Rich and concentrated with a supple texture the dark berry flavors mix well with coffee bean mocha and a trace of herbs. Impressive from barrel this is showing well now too. What a great effort-an outstanding and complete offering from Pape Clement! Accessible now the structure bodes well that this should easily go 20+ years.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2008
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork