2020 Pape Clement Blanc

Bordeaux Blanc - 750ML
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JD 100 JS 97 WE 96 WS 96 JL 95 DC 94 JA 94 TWI 94 VN 94 WA 93
JD 100

jebdunnuck.com, March 2023

One of the whites of the vintage, the 2020 Château Pape Clément Blanc is based on 62% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillon, 4% Sauvignon Gris, and the remaining 1% Muscadelle, all of which was raised in a mix of new and used...
JS 97

jamessuckling.com, January 2023

I like the richness and focus to this with sliced cooked apple, lemon and light toffee character. Candied pineapple. Hints of meringue. Full-bodied and layered. Really delicious and flavorful now with a solid balance of...
WE 96

Wine Enthusiast, June 2021

94–96. Barrel Sample. The wood aging is just beginning to show in this full, rich wine. With a fine combination of pineapple and squeezed citrus layered with a tight texture, it obviously has power as well as potential...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, December 2022

This is a step up, as it's larger in scale, brighter and more defined than most of its brethren, featuring long tarragon and thyme threads that pull gooseberry, star fruit and white peach notes along. Offers lots of...
JL 95

TheWineCellarInsider.com, March 2023

Rich, lush, ripe, concentrated, and fresh, here, you find a plethora of yellow, and orange citrus fruits with nuances of honeysuckle, green apple, mango, and a smidgeon of vanilla. On the palate, the wine is full, rich...
DC 94

Decanter, January 2023

Bright and high acidity gives this a shot of life and energy as soon as it reaches the palate. Focused and full with lively citrus fruit but not massive acidity, the oak is covering up a little of the overt joy at the...
JA 94

janeanson.com, January 2023

Orange zest and mandarin add juice and focus, along with citrus and lime, good pace and character. Technical director Jeanne Lacombe has teased fresh acidities and grip out of the vintage. Impressive, although heavy bottle.
TWI 94

The Wine Independent, March 2023

The 2020 Pape Clement Blanc rolls effortlessly out of the glass with impactful scents of honey drizzled peaches, fresh Bosc pears, and green guava, leading to touches of cedar and chalk dust. The medium-bodied palate is...
VN 94

Vinous, February 2023

The 2020 Pape Clément Blanc has a bright nose with scents of orchard fruit, orange pith and lime cordial scents, well defined and focused. The palate is fresh and mineral-driven, quite taut, much less oaky than other...
WA 93

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2023

Offering up notes of crisp nectarine, lemongrass and white flowers, the 2020 Pape Clément Blanc is medium to full-bodied, satiny and seamless, with bright acids, attractive purity of fruit and a long, aromatic finish...


Color & Type White
Varietal Bordeaux Blanc
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-region Pessac Leognan
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

The 2020 Pape Clement Blanc is a white Bordeaux wine that showcases the elegance and complexity of the Pessac Leognan sub-region in Bordeaux, France. With a beautiful golden hue and a luscious texture, this wine is a true delight for the senses.

On the nose, the 2020 Pape Clement Blanc reveals enticing aromas of sliced cooked apple, lemon, and light toffee. There are also notes of candied pineapple and hints of meringue, adding a touch of sweetness and complexity. The fragrance is rich and inviting, promising a truly flavorful experience.

Upon tasting, this wine delivers on its promise and more. It is full-bodied and layered, with a solid balance of phenolic structure. The richness and focus of flavors impress, with ripe yellow and orange citrus fruits taking the center stage. Nuances of honeysuckle, green apple, and mango add depth and complexity. There is also a subtle touch of vanilla that enhances the overall experience.

The 2020 Pape Clement Blanc has received high praise from wine experts. James Suckling awarded it an outstanding score of 97, describing it as delicious, flavorful, and classy. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave it a score of 93, highlighting its attractive purity of fruit and seamless texture. Jeff Leve described it as rich, lush, and ready to be enjoyed, giving it a score of 95. These accolades are a testament to the exceptional quality of this wine.

With an alcohol percentage of 13.0, the 2020 Pape Clement Blanc is well-balanced and has a long, aromatic finish. It is recommended to drink this wine after 2025, but it is undoubtedly hard to resist its allure. Whether you choose to savor it now or cellar it for a few more years, this white Bordeaux will undoubtedly impress with its finesse, complexity, and sheer deliciousness.

The 2020 Pape Clement Blanc is a true gem from the Bordeaux region, and it is a must-try for any wine enthusiast. Its exceptional quality and the praise it has garnered from experts speak volumes about its character and craftsmanship.