2019 Pape Clement Blanc
Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
2019 Pape Clement Blanc
  • JS 97
  • WA 97
  • JD 96
  • JL 96
  • WE 96
  • JA 95
  • DC 94
  • VN 93
  • WS 93

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Reg: $144.94

$134.94

In Stock: 0 btls
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Pre-Arrival: 1 btls
ETA: Nov. 2022

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, May 2020
(JS 96-97 points) Lots of tangy fruit and beautiful depth. It’s full-bodied, yet racy and very, very long. So much salty and sliced-apple character here. Excellent minerality and intensity.
WA 97
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2020
(95-97 points) A blend of 46% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Gris, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from the 30th of August to the 13th of September. It was vinified in various types of vessels. Sixty percent...   (95-97 points) A blend of 46% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Gris, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from the 30th of August to the 13th of September. It was vinified in various types of vessels. Sixty percent was fermented in French oak barrels of varying capacities ranging from 225 to 500 liters, 22% of which were new. Seven percent was fermented in concrete eggs. Seventeen percent was fermented in large, French oak foudres, with 44% new. And 16% was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The nose of this nascent beauty was locked up tight for the first few minutes, eventually unfurling to offer subtle scents of fresh pineapple, green guava, kumquat and lemon zest with an emerging core of honey-drizzled white peach, chopped almonds and oyster shells plus a waft of baker's yeast. Medium-bodied, the palate is beautifully nuanced and poised, delivering fantastic intensity with a racy backbone and gorgeous satiny texture, finishing with epic length. Stunning. - LPB  
JD 96
jebdunnuck.com, June 2020
(JD 94-96 points) Always up with the top whites in a vintage, the 2019 Château Pape Clement Blanc sports a light gold hue to go with an exotic bouquet of honeyed grapefruit, citrus, flowers, and brioche. It's beautifully...   (JD 94-96 points) Always up with the top whites in a vintage, the 2019 Château Pape Clement Blanc sports a light gold hue to go with an exotic bouquet of honeyed grapefruit, citrus, flowers, and brioche. It's beautifully done, medium to full-bodied, and has bright acidity and a great finish. It's a terrific, complex, layered white.  
JL 96
TheWineCellarInsider.com, June 2020
Opening with strong notes of white peach, assorted notes of orange and yellow tropical fruits and honeysuckle, with a hint of candied grapefruit peel. Fresh, sweet, crisp and long, with loads of waxy, sweet, juicy yellow...   Opening with strong notes of white peach, assorted notes of orange and yellow tropical fruits and honeysuckle, with a hint of candied grapefruit peel. Fresh, sweet, crisp and long, with loads of waxy, sweet, juicy yellow citrus blended with tangerines. The wine was made from 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillon. Read more at:https://www.thewinecellarinsider.com/bordeaux-wine-producer-profiles/bordeaux/graves-pessac/pape-clement/  
WE 96
Wine Enthusiast, June 2020
94–96. Barrel Sample. This fine wine shows rich tropical fruit balanced by fine acidity. As is normal with this estate, the wine's wood aging characters show, but the rich fruit is perfectly capable of matching the oak in...   94–96. Barrel Sample. This fine wine shows rich tropical fruit balanced by fine acidity. As is normal with this estate, the wine's wood aging characters show, but the rich fruit is perfectly capable of matching the oak in intensity. It will certainly age well. ROGER VOSS  
JA 95
janeanson.com, January 2022
Beautifully rich on the nose, with a sense of forward motion and cool gunsmoke confidence. Full of flavour, this takes things slowly, building layer by layer with apricot, nectarine pit. Poised and restrained at first but...   Beautifully rich on the nose, with a sense of forward motion and cool gunsmoke confidence. Full of flavour, this takes things slowly, building layer by layer with apricot, nectarine pit. Poised and restrained at first but expands through the mid palate, has a physicality and an architure to it that all great white wines need, and this is impressive. Harvest August 30 to September 12. Michel Rolland consultant.  
DC 94
Decanter, May 2020
Finely balanced between richly textured and restrained savoury white pear and citrus fruits. Walks the line between the two, far more successful to my taste than it did perhaps a decade ago, when this was a bigger style...   Finely balanced between richly textured and restrained savoury white pear and citrus fruits. Walks the line between the two, far more successful to my taste than it did perhaps a decade ago, when this was a bigger style of white. You can clearly tell that this has impact and confidence, but it is beautifully complex and well-put together. Fermented in barrel, large sized oak casks and (15%) in cement egg-shaped vats. Harvest August 30 to September 12. Consultant Michel Rolland. Tasted twice two weeks apart. Drinking Window 2021 - 2032  
VN 93
Vinous, June 2020
(91-93 points) The 2019 Pape Clément Blanc has an attractive bouquet with scents of caramelised pear, peach skin and light waxy aromas. As usual, the oak is a little more prominent here compared to its peers. The palate...   (91-93 points) The 2019 Pape Clément Blanc has an attractive bouquet with scents of caramelised pear, peach skin and light waxy aromas. As usual, the oak is a little more prominent here compared to its peers. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, subtle guava and lychee notes on the entry, perhaps even a little Muscat towards the finish. I would have just liked more complexity and mineralité to be expressed on the aftertaste. Tasted twice. -- Neal Martin  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, January 2022
Enticing, featuring a flash of brioche amid the white peach, verbena and lemon peel notes, with a subtle echo of salted butter through the finish. Stylish and sneaky long, too. Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Sauvignon...   Enticing, featuring a flash of brioche amid the white peach, verbena and lemon peel notes, with a subtle echo of salted butter through the finish. Stylish and sneaky long, too. Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris. Drink now through 2027. — J.M.  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Closure Cork