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2016 Château Pape-Clément Blanc

Graves, Pessac-Léognan
(OWC)

PRICE:
$798.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
3 groups

 

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TASTING NOTES

"The Pape Clement 2016 Blanc is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Sémillon, 9% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Muscadelle. It leaps from the glass with gregarious scents of ripe peaches, fresh grapefruit and key lime pie plus touches of cedar, honeysuckle and toast. Medium-bodied, the palate offers fantastic precision and depth, with layers of citrus and stone fruit flavors supported by a racy line of freshness, finishing very long." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue, November 2018<
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 95+
Drink from: 2021-2037


"High-end Pessac-Léognan can sometimes be too imposing to drink when it is young. But here, there’s such freshness to the melon, pear and white-peach aromas with hints of candied lemon and vanilla, that you can’t resist. Concentrated, but with a sleek silhouette, this moves extremely gracefully across the palate. The super-elegant finish has vibrancy that suggests very long aging potential. A blend of 48.5 per cent sauvignon blanc, 38.5 per cent semillon, 7.5 per cent sauvignon gris and 5.5 per cent muscadelle. Drink or hold." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 95


"The 2016 Pape Clément Blanc is quite soft, silky and open-knit, qualities that will make it easy to enjoy and drink young. White flowers, mint, lemon confit, melon and lightly honeyed notes fill out the wine's creamy, textured frame effortlessly. There is a lovely sense of brightness that runs through the Blanc that keeps the wine vibrant. Pape Clément Blanc is one of the better whites of the year." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2019-2031


"The 2016 Pape Clément Blanc contains no Sauvignon Gris this year. It is slightly deeper in color compared to its peers, though the well-defined bouquet is perhaps not quite as complex, becoming slightly waxy with aeration. The palate is well balanced with, again, a waxy-textured entry. There is good weight in the mouth, and the slightly honeyed style reveals a twist of sour lemon on the finish. Drink over the next 12 years." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 91
Drink from: 2019-2029


"Distinctive in those pear-fruit aromas as well as some grapefruit. Super-creamy, more breadth than length but with a chewy presence that demands attention." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 16.5
Drink from: 2018-2023


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