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2010 Pape Clement Bordeaux Blend

  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA100
  • CG98
  • JL97
  • JS96
  • WS95
  • WE95
  • ST94
  • JR

Reviews

WA100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2013
I certainly underrated the 2010 Pape Clement from barrel, rating it only 93-95+. (Thank God I put a “plus” there!) Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth... I certainly underrated the 2010 Pape Clement from barrel, rating it only 93-95+. (Thank God I put a “plus” there!) Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time, this final blend of 51% Merlot, 47.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot is perfection in a bottle. Tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, there are 8,000 cases of it. Its sublime elegance, the power, the medium to full-bodied texture, the silky tannins, the subtle notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black currants, charcoal, camphor, blueberry and cassis fruit are all remarkable. It is a rich, full-throttle wine, but the elegance and the great terroir of Pape Clement come through in abundance. It is slightly more developed and evolved than the 2005 was at a similar point in its evolution, but it certainly needs another 5-7 years to develop further nuances, which it surely will. This wine will last 30-40+ years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
CG98
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, January 2013
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... 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.
JL97
Jeff Leve - TheWineCellarInsider.com, January 2013
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... 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.
JS96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, January 2013
Intense blueberry nose with great precision and expression. Full and vibrant on the palate with a minty note. Vanilla. Wonderful structure. Firm but ripe tannins and very long. Needs time to soften. Great potential. Try... Intense blueberry nose with great precision and expression. Full and vibrant on the palate with a minty note. Vanilla. Wonderful structure. Firm but ripe tannins and very long. Needs time to soften. Great potential. Try in 2016.
WS95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2013
Nicely toasty, with a lovely broad stroke of mocha and ganache spread over the velvety core of plum sauce, blackberry coulis and steeped currant fruit. The long, polished finish keeps a tarry thread running along with the... Nicely toasty, with a lovely broad stroke of mocha and ganache spread over the velvety core of plum sauce, blackberry coulis and steeped currant fruit. The long, polished finish keeps a tarry thread running along with the fruit, adding length and range. Not shy on style. Best from 2018 through 2035. – JM
WE95
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, January 2013
A smooth, dense wine, ripe and polished. It brings out a modern view of Bordeaux, dark and concentrated, hinting at the new-wood aging. At the same time, the wine has a serious edge that promises proper aging.
ST94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, January 2013
Bright ruby-red. Complex but restrained aromas of spiced plum, strawberry, mocha, iron, tobacco and sexy oak. Wonderfully rich, layered and concentrated, with a chewy, high-extract quality to its powerful cassis... Bright ruby-red. Complex but restrained aromas of spiced plum, strawberry, mocha, iron, tobacco and sexy oak. Wonderfully rich, layered and concentrated, with a chewy, high-extract quality to its powerful cassis, blueberry, camphor and licorice flavors. Compellingly chewy but without any easy sweetness. Wonderfully intense but not at all overextracted, conveying an impression of medicinal reserve that suggests this wine will be very long-lived. The extremely long, elegant finish boasts noble tannins and lovely energy and lift. A great vintage for this wine, but hands off for at least six or seven years. 94+
JR
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson, January 2013
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.

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