2018 Pape Clement Bordeaux Blend

Bordeaux Blend - 750ML
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JD 99 JS 97 JA 97 JL 97 WA 96 WE 96 WE 96 WS 96 DC 95 DC 94
JD 99

jebdunnuck.com, March 2021

Coming from 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc brought up in 60% new French oak, the 2018 Château Pape Clement from Bernard Magrez is a gorgeous wine that's performing even better from bottle...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, January 2021

Aromas of wild blackberries, blueberries, dried lavender, cloves and eucalyptus with gravel and cocoa butter. It’s full-bodied with firm, powdery tannins. Polished and creamy with a core of ripe fruit that evolves to...
JA 97

janeanson.com, November 2021

A step-up in deft, nuanced flavours with a floral character coming through more clearly than in the older vintages (perhaps because higher Cabernet Sauvignon, giving touches of raspberry leaf and rosebud). Tannins are...
JL 97

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2021

Deep in color, the wine is filled with smoke, licorice, tobacco, dark red fruits and cedar. Rich, full and with depth of flavor, the lush, round, ripe, sweet fruits hit the right notes you're looking for. Give it a decade...
WA 96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, March 2021

(96+ points) The 2018 Pape Clement is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for approximately 18 months in oak barriques, 60% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it rolls out of...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, April 2019

(94–96) Barrel Sample. The wine is firm in stature yet shot through with vitalizing acidity. Its structure and full-bodied density are memorable and powerful. It has the potential for lengthy aging.
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

An oasis of green, this grand estate within the Bordeaux suburbs has produced a powerful, massively textured wine. It also has the fruit richness to partner the structure along with a fresher streak of acidity. The wine...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, January 2021

A warm mocha note drapes elegantly over a prodigious core of steeped red and black currant and blackberry fruit while waves of black tea, anise, fruitcake and applewood fill in on the finish. Structure is serious and...
DC 95

Decanter, April 2019

I love watching how Pape Clement is evolving with every vintage. There's still a bit of Venice Beach in its muscles but it has let some juice in between the firm tannins and it's all the better for it. There are ripples...
DC 94

Decanter, November 2020

This is excellent, as it was en primeur. Dense, dark fruits and deep cocoa pod. These are ripe fruits but they are balanced and it has an attractive mint leaf finish. A yield of 37hl/ha. Two-thirds new oak.


Color & Type Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.28%
Closure Cork