2009 Pape Clement Blanc

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  • Bordeaux Blanc
  • 1.5L
  • WA 100
  • JS 100
  • WE 94
  • WS 93
  • IWC 93

Reviews for 2009 Pape Clement Blanc

WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, February 2012
The 2009 Pape Clement Blanc is an absolutely remarkable wine which is not a surprise given what this historic estate has done in both white and red over the last 20 years. Their white wine an intriguing blend of 40%... The 2009 Pape Clement Blanc is an absolutely remarkable wine which is not a surprise given what this historic estate has done in both white and red over the last 20 years. Their white wine an intriguing blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc 35% Semillon 16% Sauvignon Gris and the rest Muscadelle comes from 7.5 acres of pure gravelly soil. An exquisite nose of honeysuckle tropical fruit pineapple green apples and orange and apricot marmalade soar from the glass. Great acidity a full-bodied mouthfeel and a texture more akin to great grand cru white Burgundy put this wine in a class by itself. I wouldn't be surprised if there were others who also think this is pure perfection in white Bordeaux. I tasted this wine four separate times and gave it a perfect score three of the four times. It is one of most exquisite dry white I have ever tasted from anywhere - period. Certainly the founder of Pape Clement Bertrand de Goth would be happy with his decision to plant a vineyard here in 1305. Pure genius!
JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, August 2012
This really is phenomenal. It shows subtle complexity with dried lemons papaya and hints of vanilla. What blows you away is the palate. It is so dense yet agile with amazing tension and a bright finish. It builds and... This really is phenomenal. It shows subtle complexity with dried lemons papaya and hints of vanilla. What blows you away is the palate. It is so dense yet agile with amazing tension and a bright finish. It builds and builds in the finish. Superb. Speechless. Drink or hold.
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2012
This is a finely balanced wine combining an herbaceous flavor with apricot and sweet pear. The whole is a delicious wine that brings together notes of toast and fresh fruit with a firm dry structure. For long-term aging.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2012
A big creamy shortbread- and white peach-filled version with extra layers of salted butter heather and grapefruit pulp driving through the finish. A more muscular style but with the vivacity and length to pull it off... A big creamy shortbread- and white peach-filled version with extra layers of salted butter heather and grapefruit pulp driving through the finish. A more muscular style but with the vivacity and length to pull it off. Best from 2014 through 2020. Tasted twice with consistent notes. 750 cases made. -JM
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2010
Medium-deep straw-gold. A strong initial whiff of new oak dissipates to reveal an extremely complex nose of lavender lime green fig cantaloupe ginger clove and vanilla. Enters creamy and rich then turns bright and fresh... Medium-deep straw-gold. A strong initial whiff of new oak dissipates to reveal an extremely complex nose of lavender lime green fig cantaloupe ginger clove and vanilla. Enters creamy and rich then turns bright and fresh thanks to lively but integrated acids that frame the lime tangerine and vanilla flavors. Finishes very long and creamy with deft use of new oak. This big wine is youthfully closed but harmonious from the outset.
JJB 92
Alex Shaw - JJ Buckley, January 2012
52% sauvignon blanc 38% semillon 10% sauvignon gris. A fleshy wine showing ample notes of tropical fruit and Meyer lemon. Tart fruit on the palate but somewhat lacking in acidity yielding a wine fatter than the nose would... 52% sauvignon blanc 38% semillon 10% sauvignon gris. A fleshy wine showing ample notes of tropical fruit and Meyer lemon. Tart fruit on the palate but somewhat lacking in acidity yielding a wine fatter than the nose would lead one to expect.