2011 Pape Clement Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 6L
  • WA 96
  • WS 95
  • NM 94
  • JS 91

Reviews for 2011 Pape Clement Bordeaux Blend

WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2014
The 2011 Pape Clement, a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, was aged 18 months in new French oak before being bottled unfiltered. Absolutely profound, with a complex... The 2011 Pape Clement, a blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, was aged 18 months in new French oak before being bottled unfiltered. Absolutely profound, with a complex bouquet of mulberries, black cherries, black currants, graphite and subtle smoke and burning ember-like aromas, this is a true super-star of the vintage. It represents a remarkable achievement by the winemaking team of Bernard Magrez. Full-bodied, rich and multidimensional, this wine clearly transcends the entire vintage. It should age effortlessly for 25 years. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, April 2012
Nothing is reined in here with lots of roasted apple wood and mesquite aromas that lead to dark plush blackberry and plum paste notes. Rich and broad but well-detailed this pounds its chest a bit but it's impressively... Nothing is reined in here with lots of roasted apple wood and mesquite aromas that lead to dark plush blackberry and plum paste notes. Rich and broad but well-detailed this pounds its chest a bit but it's impressively done.-J.M.
NM 94
Neal Martin's Wine Journal - Neal Martin's Wine Journal, April 2012
The 2011 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot cropped between 16th September and 7th October. It has a very refined bouquet with ripe blackberry briary crushed stone and... The 2011 is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 45% Merlot 2% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot cropped between 16th September and 7th October. It has a very refined bouquet with ripe blackberry briary crushed stone and graphite almost Pauillac in style with impressive delineation. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe tannins good acidity and much more substance than I was expecting. It is a Pape Clement whose byword is: panache. It is supremely well put together very harmonious with a seamless finish that slips down the throat. Unashamedly modern in style as one would expect but it is very well crafted.
JS 91
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2012
The nose of violets warm stone and blueberries is very impressive. Full body with chewy tannins and a firm finish. Outstanding but like to see a little more fruit in the mid-palate. Chewy.
JJB 96
Cory Gowan - JJ Buckley, April 2012
50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot. From a 43-hectare portion of this historic 700-year old domaine planted at a high density of 7700 vines/ha. The complex soils are a mix of different geological gravel formations and... 50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot. From a 43-hectare portion of this historic 700-year old domaine planted at a high density of 7700 vines/ha. The complex soils are a mix of different geological gravel formations and yields are just 26 hl/ha. The wine was run off by gravity into 100% new French oak barrels from eight different coopers for malolactic and six months of aging sur lies. This will be aged in barrel for roughly 18 months. Harvest ran from September 13th to October 6th. The fruit is hand-harvested and destemmed by hand on sorting tables manned by 200 people. The whole berries are then moved by hand to small oak fermenters. A deep shiny red this is an ultra-concentrated wine and for me the top Pessac of the vintage. The intense aromas of clay violet lilac red flowers cassis blackberry tar and licorice immediately place this on another level. At this very young stage it's incredibly tannic but ample minerality and fruit contribute to this long finish. Very powerful and doesn't quit. Michel Rolland consults. Tasted three times. Drink 2019-2035.