2011 Pape Clement Blanc

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  • Bordeaux Blanc
  • 1.5L
  • JS 96
  • WS 95
  • WA 95
  • NM 95
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 2011 Pape Clement Blanc

JS 96
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
A white with fabulous depth and structure that shows layers of sliced apple mineral chalk and mango character. It's layered and powerful like a top red. The line of acidity is wonderful. Grand cru Burgundy style.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Feels almost open and welcoming already with lightly toasted brioche and salted butter notes giving way to well-defined straw verbena and honeysuckle. Long and lush on the finish this expands quickly with air and stands... Feels almost open and welcoming already with lightly toasted brioche and salted butter notes giving way to well-defined straw verbena and honeysuckle. Long and lush on the finish this expands quickly with air and stands apart from the pack with its richly layered profile.-J.M.
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2012
No tasting note given.
NM 95
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The 2011 Blanc is a blend of 40% Sauvignon 35% Semillon 16% Sauvignon Gris and 9% Muscadelle cropped at 30hl/ha in successive tries between 30th August and 15th September. It has a well-defined bouquet with scents of... The 2011 Blanc is a blend of 40% Sauvignon 35% Semillon 16% Sauvignon Gris and 9% Muscadelle cropped at 30hl/ha in successive tries between 30th August and 15th September. It has a well-defined bouquet with scents of grapefruit lime flower vanilla pod and a touch of guava that is nicely contained and focused. The palate has a well balanced entry that displays fine weight in the mouth. The oak is a little obtrusive at the moment but it will meld together with bottle age. There are attractive notes of grapefruit bitter lemon and white peach with fine minerality. This is an excellent Pessac Blanc even though I would need more persistency on the finish to award a higher score.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 2012
Bright golden-tinged straw. Spicy ripe citrus and floral aromas. Also rich and dense on the palate with bright fruit and floral flavors. Finishes big and rich with a peppery zing some obvious tannins and a touch of green... Bright golden-tinged straw. Spicy ripe citrus and floral aromas. Also rich and dense on the palate with bright fruit and floral flavors. Finishes big and rich with a peppery zing some obvious tannins and a touch of green emerging at the back. Not the last word in refinement but it's hard to argue with this wine's in-your-face personality. Still it doesn't strike me as one of the most successful Pape-Clement Blancs of recent times.
JJB 97
Geoffrey Binder - JJ Buckley, April 2012
45% sauvignon blanc 35% semillon 15% sauvignon gris and 5% muscadelle. Planted on gravel soils. Barrel fermented then aged in 100% new oak. Sappy almost piney nose with notes of orange rind toasted coconut and beeswax... 45% sauvignon blanc 35% semillon 15% sauvignon gris and 5% muscadelle. Planted on gravel soils. Barrel fermented then aged in 100% new oak. Sappy almost piney nose with notes of orange rind toasted coconut and beeswax underscored with lemon rind. This is fat and toasty on the palate with a waxy texture showing notes of walnut oil crushed sea shell citrus rind and coconut cream. Focused and well delineated with wonderful texture and a backbone of fresh acidity. This is approachable now but will gain complexity with more time in bottle. At least 20 years of life ahead of it.