2016 Pape Clement Pape Clement
Bordeaux Blend - 3L
  • JS 98
  • JD 97
  • WS 96
  • WA 96
  • VN 96
  • WE 95
  • JL 95
  • DC 95

Reg: $425.00

$399.00

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Reg: $425.00

$399.00

This product is
out of stock

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JS 98
jamessuckling.com, February 2019
Stunning concentration of perfectly ripe blackcurrants here with a delicate whiff of vanilla oak and extremely fine tannins that are almost perfectly integrated on the seductive and delicate palate, right through the... expand Stunning concentration of perfectly ripe blackcurrants here with a delicate whiff of vanilla oak and extremely fine tannins that are almost perfectly integrated on the seductive and delicate palate, right through the almost literally breathtaking, super-long and very polished finish. Try from 2022. collapse
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, February 2019
Tasted on two separate occasions, the 2016 Château Pape Clément never failed to impress, offering a huge, powerful, full-bodied personality as well as beautiful notes of cassis, graphite, high-class cigar tobacco... expand Tasted on two separate occasions, the 2016 Château Pape Clément never failed to impress, offering a huge, powerful, full-bodied personality as well as beautiful notes of cassis, graphite, high-class cigar tobacco, asphalt, and graphite. About as sexy as it gets in the vintage, with silky tannins and loads of fruit, it’s perfectly balanced and has a great finish. The 2016 is a blend of 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the balance Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, all raised in 60% new barrels. collapse
WS 96
Wine Spectator, March 2019
This takes a slightly different tack than many of its Pessac colleagues, relying less on bramble and tar and more on alluring toast, with mocha, anise, wood spice and black tea notes draped liberally over the core of... expand This takes a slightly different tack than many of its Pessac colleagues, relying less on bramble and tar and more on alluring toast, with mocha, anise, wood spice and black tea notes draped liberally over the core of sappy kirsch and cherry preserve flavors. Plush and suave through the finish, though this needs a bit of time for the wood elements to be fully integrated with the fruit. For fans of the flashier, cashmere-textured style. Best from 2023 through 2037. 12,500 cases made. — JM collapse
WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2018
Blended of 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Pape Clement has a deep garnet-purple color and quite a serious, earthy nose with truffles, tilled soil, underbrush and smoked... expand Blended of 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Pape Clement has a deep garnet-purple color and quite a serious, earthy nose with truffles, tilled soil, underbrush and smoked meats over a cassis, baked plums and redcurrants core plus a touch of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy, the palate is built like a brick house, supporting muscular black fruit and earthy notions and finishing very long and mineral laced. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown collapse
VN 96
Vinous, January 2019
The 2016 Pape Clément bursts out of the glass, offering ripe blackberry, raspberry coulis, fresh mint and hints of licorice on the well-defined nose. It is perhaps a little more opulent than its peers, but unlike in the... expand The 2016 Pape Clément bursts out of the glass, offering ripe blackberry, raspberry coulis, fresh mint and hints of licorice on the well-defined nose. It is perhaps a little more opulent than its peers, but unlike in the past, I don’t find it excessive. The palate is well balanced with supple tannin. There is a killer line of acidity and real panache toward a velvety, almost Pauillac-like finish armed with shimmering black fruit laced with graphite. Superb. -- Neal Martin collapse
WE 95
Wine Enthusiast, May 2019
This rich, warm wine offers tannins cushioned within layers of black fruits. It is dense with structure and fruit while also having the freshness and acidity typical of this vintage. The wine will age for several years... expand This rich, warm wine offers tannins cushioned within layers of black fruits. It is dense with structure and fruit while also having the freshness and acidity typical of this vintage. The wine will age for several years, becoming richer and more opulent. Drink from 2025. collapse
JL 95
TheWineCellarInsider.com, February 2019
Deeply colored the wine is fleshy, fruity, full bodied, concentrated and filled with ripe, sweet, lush, smoky blackberries, cigar box and licorice. The fruit has vibrancy, and freshness, with lower alcohol and better... expand Deeply colored the wine is fleshy, fruity, full bodied, concentrated and filled with ripe, sweet, lush, smoky blackberries, cigar box and licorice. The fruit has vibrancy, and freshness, with lower alcohol and better integrated oak, allowing the wine to be enjoyed earlier than other, more recent vintages. I am really liking the elegance and restraint found here. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/search-wine-tasting-notes/?szSearch=2016+Pape+Clement collapse
DC 95
Decanter, December 2018
An extremely attractive Pape Clement, with its own style and the feeling of the fruit being layered over a silky, seductive line of dark chocolate and tarry oak – and it works. This is big but has good balance, not over... expand An extremely attractive Pape Clement, with its own style and the feeling of the fruit being layered over a silky, seductive line of dark chocolate and tarry oak – and it works. This is big but has good balance, not over the top. It's enjoyable, silky and richly textured, and will age well. The tannins start to build on the finish, with a chewy quality that speaks of the extraction. There’s a lot to enjoy here. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/france/bordeaux/chateau-pape-clement-pessac-leognan-cru-classe-de-graves-11301#KvJOLl7YKVT2ZXYR.99 collapse
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2016
Size 3L
Closure Cork