HDH Wine

2018 Château Pape-Clément Blanc

Graves, Pessac-Léognan
(OWC)

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated availability is Fall 2021; any applicable taxes, tariffs, or import duties will be due upon importation help
 
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PRICE:
$760.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
10 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is a cylinder of dense fruit and phenolic intensity, yet it remains agile and vivid with cooked-apple, honey and cream character, compounding the fantastic texture and structure. A great white with the same gravitas as a red." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 98-99


"The Pape Clément 2018 Blanc slips languidly from the glass with tropical notes of warm pineapples, fresh mango and green guava plus hints of nutmeg, orange blossoms, lanolin and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it is absolutely laden with tropical fruit and spice layers, with a racy line to support and long, opulent finish. The blend is 57% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon and 4% Muscadelle. Anticipated aging regimen is 14 months in 55% new and 45% second-fill French oak barrels." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 94-96+


"The 2018 Pape Clément Blanc is laced with white flowers, mint, passion fruit, apricot and chamomile. Here, too, the more restrained style that is typical at the estate these days is very much in evidence. The blend is 57% Sauvignon Blanc, 39% Sémillon and 4% Muscadelle, all fermented in oak, including larger 500-liter and 10HL foudres. Larger format oak adds an element of tension and brightness that is super intriguing." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 90-93


"Barrel sample. Super-inviting creamy lemon nose. Ripe and spicy but not OTT. On the palate, lots of oak spice and a bit of heat but the fruit is pure citrus and pear. Perhaps a little intense on the finish, overwhelmed by spice, but should calm down." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/28/2020)

Rating: 16.5


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