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2009 Pape Clement Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • CG98
  • JS98
  • ST96
  • WA95
  • WS95
  • WE95

Reviews

CG98
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2013
With a vintage like 2009 it's no surprise that Bernard Magrez has produced a high-octane highly successful Pape Clément rouge. There are about 1000 cases of this blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon 45% merlot... With a vintage like 2009 it's no surprise that Bernard Magrez has produced a high-octane highly successful Pape Clément rouge. There are about 1000 cases of this blend of 50% cabernet sauvignon 45% merlot 3% petit verdot and 2% cabernet franc to go around. Very dark red in color it's marked by a complex nose of coffee toffee chocolate and tar but also with an intense minerality and a hint of dried herbs. On the palate it is just ultra-concentrated with loads of cassis blue fruits blackberry supported by fine tannins. Having tasted the barrel sample of this wine two years ago this almost tastes just as taut and tight. A wine for the cellar it will drink gorgeously from 2020-2040.
JS98
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Wonderful aromas of plums and blueberries and flowers. Full-bodied with plums stones hazelnuts and milk chocolate and a long long finish. Marvelous. Best ever. Try in 2017.
ST96
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
(IWC93-96 points) Ruby-purple. Vibrant blackcurrant, blackberry and smoke aromas show noteworthy depth and purity. Big and ripe on the palate, but with lovely balance to its black fruit and smoke flavors. The very long... (IWC93-96 points) Ruby-purple. Vibrant blackcurrant, blackberry and smoke aromas show noteworthy depth and purity. Big and ripe on the palate, but with lovely balance to its black fruit and smoke flavors. The very long, pure finish features a lingering mineral streak and very fine tannins. This exceptional vintage of Pape Clement packs an amazing amount of concentration on a seemingly weightless frame. More important still, although it pushes the ripeness envelope as most of the wines of Bernard Magrez do, it manages to come across as refined and graceful, even though it's almost brutally powerful. - Ian D'Agata
WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
Although the 2009 Pape Clement may not be as sublime as the 2005 or 2000 but it is very close to those two efforts and it will be fascinating to compare them (as well as the 2008 and 2010) over the following three... Although the 2009 Pape Clement may not be as sublime as the 2005 or 2000 but it is very close to those two efforts and it will be fascinating to compare them (as well as the 2008 and 2010) over the following three decades. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with a modest 13.5% alcohol the 2009 reveals considerable structure and tannin along with tell-tale notes of burning embers scorched earth graphite blueberries blackberries and toasty vanillin and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This rich full offering is surprisingly backward. This cuvee should drink well in 5-6 years as one rarely has to wait a decade or more to enjoy Pape Clement. It should age for three decades or more. Historically one of the oldest vineyards in Bordeaux (having once been owned by Pope Clement who gets more credit for what he did in Chateauneuf du Pape than in Graves) this 700-year old Pessac vineyard has turned out another profound wine under the administration of proprietor Bernard Magrez.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Rich and muscular with exotic roasted spice braised fig and warm raspberry confiture notes that are supported by a broad baseline of dark cocoa tar and freshly brewed espresso. Not shy about its modernity but everything... Rich and muscular with exotic roasted spice braised fig and warm raspberry confiture notes that are supported by a broad baseline of dark cocoa tar and freshly brewed espresso. Not shy about its modernity but everything is in place. Just needs to settle in with cellaring. Best from 2015 through 2030. -JM
WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
This is a richly structured wine with beautiful perfumes emanating from the bouquet. The rich, stalky texture is balanced by the flavors of dark chocolate and black currant jelly. It’s big, ripe and full of... This is a richly structured wine with beautiful perfumes emanating from the bouquet. The rich, stalky texture is balanced by the flavors of dark chocolate and black currant jelly. It’s big, ripe and full of potential, a fine balance between opulence and ageworthiness.

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