2018 Le Clementin (Pape Clement) Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JS 94 WE 93 WA 92 JD 91 JL 91
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Blackcurrant, pine cone, walnut, crushed gravel and dried flowers on the nose. It’s medium-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Sleek and refined. Try from 2023.
WE 93

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

With its structure balanced by textured black-currant fruits and acidity, this is an attracrtive second wine. Poise and freshness are matched by the tannins and dry core. Drink the wine from 2023. - Roger Voss
WA 92

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2021

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Clémentin de Pape Clement strides confidently out of the glass with classic scents of ripe blackcurrants, juicy black plums and cedar chest, plus touches of graphite, bay leaves...
JD 91

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

The 2018 Clementin De Pape Clement is a fruit-froward, textured 2018 based on 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 48% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Lots of juicy blackcurrant, Bing cherry, tobacco, and cedary...
JL 91

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Smoke, espresso and toffee aromas come along with soft, red fruits, making this a really nice, early drinking, soft textured charmer. Read more...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

This exquisite Bordeaux Blend from the 2018 vintage, the 2018 Le Clementin (Pape Clement), is a true gem from the renowned region of Bordeaux, France. With its deep, garnet-purple color, this red wine exudes elegance and sophistication from the moment it is poured into the glass.

On the nose, the 2018 Le Clementin reveals a captivating bouquet of blackcurrant, pine cone, walnut, crushed gravel, and dried flowers. It is a complex and intriguing combination that immediately transports your senses to the beautiful vineyards of Pessac Leognan in Bordeaux.

As you take your first sip, you will be greeted by a medium-bodied wine that showcases firm, fine-grained tannins and a refreshing acidity. The texture is sleek and refined, further enhancing the overall drinking experience. This wine is truly a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship of Le Clementin (Pape Clement) and their dedication to producing wines of the highest quality.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an impressive score of 94 points. He recommends waiting until 2023 to fully appreciate its potential. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate also praised the 2018 Clémentin de Pape Clement, awarding it a score of 92 points. Lisa Perrotti-Brown describes it as having a lot of grace and presence for a second wine, with seamless freshness and bright black fruit flavors.

Jeb Dunnuck awarded this wine a score of 91 points and describes it as a fruit-forward and textured wine with plenty of juicy blackcurrant, Bing cherry, tobacco, and cedary spice notes. It has a rounded and sumptuous texture, making it a delightful choice for the next decade or more.

With a score of 93 points, Wine Enthusiast highlights the balanced structure of this wine, where textured black-currant fruits and acidity create a harmonious blend. Poise, freshness, and well-integrated tannins contribute to its appeal. Wine Enthusiast suggests waiting until 2023 to fully appreciate the wine's potential.

In conclusion, the 2018 Le Clementin (Pape Clement) is an exceptional Bordeaux Blend that exemplifies the elegance and complexity of wines from the Bordeaux region. With its refined tannins, refreshing acidity, and a myriad of enticing flavors, this wine is sure to captivate the palates of wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike. It is a true masterpiece that showcases the artistry and expertise of Le Clementin (Pape Clement).