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Advent Calendar 2019

2014 Pape Clément Blanc

Château Pape Clément · Graves, Pessac-Léognan · Bordeaux · France

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James Suckling
Complex aromas of sliced apples, honey, pineapple and honeysuckle with hints of stones. Full body, ...
Grape Variety: 50% Sauvignon Blanc 40% Sémillon 10% Sauvignon Blanc
Classification: AOC
26 in stock
  • Price 
    26 in stock
    CHF 140.00
CHF 140.00
  • CHF 840.00 VAT included
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2014 · Pape Clément Blanc · Château Pape Clément · Graves, Pessac-Léognan · Bordeaux · France ·

Reviews & Ratings

Average Critic Score
90.2
Complex aromas of sliced apples, honey, pineapple and honeysuckle with hints of stones. Full body, firm and silky tannins and a beautiful finish. Intense and powerful. A combination of density and power. What a great finish. Drink in 2022 but fantastic to taste now.
James Suckling
Quite showy, with a broad and creamy feel, as this has a toasted macadamia nut frame around a large core of warm lemon pound cake, tangerine cream, white ginger and wet straw notes. Though hefty, this glides beautifully thanks to well-buried acidity. Best from 2018 through 2026. 1,250 cases made.
Wine Spectator
The 2014 Pape Clement Blanc was tasted three times during my tastings. In all three occasions, I felt that it has not quite delivered on that initial promise from barrel, missing the mineral tension of the finest white Bordeaux such as Domaine de Chevalier or Malartic-Lagravière Blanc. The palate is quite rounded on the entry and the new oak is more evident here, lending the texture an attractive creaminess, but filing away some of the tension and nervosité on the finish. I can picture it having broad appeal, but I was hoping for more terroir expression.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Mittleres Gelb, lindengrüne Nuancen darin, leuchtend. Deutlich röstig und - vom Bouquet her - der süsslichste weisse Pessac-Légonan, vor allem die vanilligen Röstnoten sind sehr stark, die Furchtanklänge sind leicht exotisch, dies durch eine Spur Passionsfrucht. Der Gaumen ist mineralisch, die Säure reif, oder halt durch den vielleicht etwas hohen Holzkontakt etwas aufgeweicht. Das Produkt hat durch seine Vinifikation, respektive durch dessen Ausbau etwas andere Dimensionen erfahren. Weniger wäre hier vielleicht etwas mehr. Man muss nicht gewissen Verkostern gefallen, sondern den Konsumenten!
René Gabriel
Exotic fruits of pineapple and passion fruits. Nice freshness upfront and evoltion to round and creamy palate
ARVI’s Team of Sommeliers
James Suckling
Wine Spectator
Robert Parker Wine Advocate
René Gabriel
ARVI’s Team of Sommeliers
Grape variety Grape variety
50% Sauvignon Blanc
40% Sémillon
10% Sauvignon Blanc
Sub-region Sub-region Graves, Pessac-Léognan
Alcohol content Alcohol content 15 %
Classification Classification AOC
Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément

Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest Grand Cru Classé vineyards in Bordeaux. With a history dating back to the 13th century, the reputable château was established by Bertrand de Goth, the Archbishop of Bordeaux. Decades later, he became Pope in 1305 under the name Clement V, thus the château inherited his name. In 1939, the Montagne family acquired the estate, and it is now owned and run by wine enthusiast, Bernard Magrez. Hidden among the Pessac suburbs, the 32.5-hectare property is predominately dedicated to red wine production, with only 2.5-hectares planted to white varieties. Both wines represent some of the appellations best, the Pape Clément Rouge is a dense but approachable wine, while the small production of Pape Clément Blanc is an elegant, impressively complex, creamy new oak noted white. Today, the Château boasts the finest clarets in Pessac-Léognan, and continues to express with finesse the essence of their terroir. ...

Grapes

A grape variety that is far more known behind the scenes than on centre stage, Sémillon produces some of the world’s greatest wines, most notably Sauternes from estates such as Château d’Yquem and Château Climens. Notably susceptible to botrytis (aka « noble rot »), it sheds its shy personality for one of exoticism, revealing notes of honeyed truffle, dried mango and lemongrass. As a dry wine in many of the white Bordeaux blends, it exhibits an ample palate of discreet flavours, including beeswax and pear. It is also known outside of France, most notably in bottlings from Hunter Valley, Australia. These wines are completely different with crisp acidity, tightly wound flavours and lowish-moderate alcohol. Cellaring is necessary in order to coax them out of their shell. ...
An aromatic variety that produces some of the world’s most exceptional dry whites as well as some of its greatest dessert wines. As a dry wine, such as Sancerre or Pouilly-Fumé from France’s Loire Valley, it often displays what wine connoisseurs describe as « cat pee on a gooseberry bush » due to its notable grassy characteristics. In New Zealand, its most famous home outside of France, it often displays riper notes of tropical fruits such as mango and passion fruit. While Bordeaux often uses it as the main variety in its white blends, Sauvignon Blanc also works well and is susceptible to noble rot, helping create some of the region’s finest Sauternes. ...
40% Sémillon
10% Sauvignon Blanc
Graves, Pessac-Léognan

Graves, Pessac-Léognan

Graves and Pessac-Léognan are both located south of the city of Bordeaux unlike the Médoc which lies to the north of the region’s capital city. In fact, its most esteemed properties – Châteaux Haut-Brion, La Mission Haut-Brion and Pape Clément are only a few minutes’ drive away. Graves is the larger region of the two, which actually houses the smaller “cru” of Pessac-Léognan. Located further south, its climate is warmer, which usually produces slightly earlier harvests. But its soil is also different – well-draining gravel (known as “graves” in French) as well as clay. As a result, a higher proportion of Merlot is planted here – as much as 50% in some estates. It has long been a well-known region for wine and was sought as early as the 1700s for its bottles. Due to its unique micro-climate, its wines can often be notably rich in riper vintages but also moderately herbaceous in cooler ones. Another more unusual characteristic is that it produces excellent white wines as well, which can sometimes be even greater than its reds. ...

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