Chateau Pape Clement 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
Pessac-Leognan, Graves

Chateau Pape Clement 2017 - Bordeaux Futures
Wine Specs
alcohol %
13
bottle size
750 ml
region
France
varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
vintage
2017
wine advocate
94
wine enthusiast
92
wine spectator
94
Pessac-Leognan, Graves
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750ml

This is very dense for the vintage on the center palate and then rolls out on the palate. Full-bodied, tight and tannic. Very polished and refined at the end. Precise. A little more cabernet sauvignon in the blend gives this the tension. 

96 Points James Suckling

Wine Profile

awards

This is a hugely dense, extracted wine, possibly too much so, displaying a hard edge that smothers the ripe fruit. Giving it the benefit of the doubt, it certainly will not be drinkable before 2024. 

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

other notes

Château Pape Clément owes its name to its most illustrious owner. A man of the cloth born in 1264, Bertrand de Goth became Bishop of Comminges, in the Pyrenees Mountains, at the age of 31; he later became Archbishop of Bordeaux in 1299.

ratings

The current blend of the 2017 Pape Clement is 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple colored, it sings of crushed black cherries, black raspberries and mulberries with hints of lilacs and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied with a firm, grainy frame and wonderful freshness, it possesses great elegance and effortless intensity with a mineral-tinged finish. 

94 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

tasting notes

This has solid ripeness, with plum and cassis notes flowing through, along with an ambitious oak regimen that results in ample toasted vanilla hints. This clamps down a touch on the finish, but there’s good purity and freshness, with fresh acidity buried within, leaving me optimistic. 

94 Points Wine Spectator