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2010 Pape Clement Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • JS96
  • JL94
  • NM94
  • WS93
  • JR
  • CG

Reviews

JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2011
Very chewy, with wonderful blueberry and mineral character. Hints of mint too. Full and super classy. Love the texture of the tannins. Hyper-refined in texture
JL94
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, April 2011
Pape Clement - Black in color, smoke, truffle, burning wood, jammy blackberry, earth and hot stone aromas are found with ease. This concentrated, powerful wine is filled with sweet, ripe, boysenberry, cassis and licorice... Pape Clement - Black in color, smoke, truffle, burning wood, jammy blackberry, earth and hot stone aromas are found with ease. This concentrated, powerful wine is filled with sweet, ripe, boysenberry, cassis and licorice. Polished, supple and opulent in texture, the wine ends with a long pure fresh, blackberry liqueur sensation. Some tasters will appreciate that this is toned down from the full throttle 2005.
NM94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, March 2011
Tasted three times, the Pape-Clement '10 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, this has a surprisingly conservative bouquet but with very fine delineation and clarity. Blackberry and a touch of briary... Tasted three times, the Pape-Clement '10 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, this has a surprisingly conservative bouquet but with very fine delineation and clarity. Blackberry and a touch of briary. The palate is very well balanced, very fine tannins and superb tension, the acidity lending this great poise and freshness. Good grip on the finish, this is an outstanding Pape-Clement.
WS93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2011
A flashy, modern style, with lots of dark fig, anise and graphite notes, pushed by more black currant sauce and tar. Ample toast runs through the finish, but this has plenty of raw material.
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, April 2011
Very dark with even a hint of brown. Direct and leathery on the nose. Then very sweet - almost right-bank sweetness - but then it returns to acidity and fine tannin. A dramatic even if not-that-comfortable wine. Almost... Very dark with even a hint of brown. Direct and leathery on the nose. Then very sweet - almost right-bank sweetness - but then it returns to acidity and fine tannin. A dramatic even if not-that-comfortable wine. Almost too drying on the finish but it works in the end. Slightly tarry finish. Not the most succulent.
CG
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2011
50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot. A truly unique winery, how many estates can trace their history back seven centuries and to a pope? They were the first estate to destem their entire crop by hand, an enormous... 50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot. A truly unique winery, how many estates can trace their history back seven centuries and to a pope? They were the first estate to destem their entire crop by hand, an enormous physical effort that takes two teams of 100 people per day throughout the harvest to process the 46 hectares. They use ploughing instead of chemicals and have even brought a horse in from Burgundy to help plough the vineyards with minimal vibration that the tractors give off. The nose is welcoming with red and blue fruits, chocolate, and vanilla bean. Plush in the mouth with ample saline minerality and tons of fruit, this is a pure and expressive red. Very sexy and generous while keeping your attention with focus. The tannins unfold magnificently on the long, and incredible finish. Bravo. Drink 2020-2040. Tasted three times with consistent notes.

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