HDH Wine

2016 Château Pape-Clément

Graves, Pessac-Léognan

PRICE:
$45.00 per Half Bottle (375ml)

SIZE:
375ml

AVAILABLE:
12 Half Bottles (375ml)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"Stunning concentration of perfectly ripe blackcurrants here with a delicate whiff of vanilla oak and extremely fine tannins that are almost perfectly integrated on the seductive and delicate palate, right through the almost literally breathtaking, super-long and very polished finish. Try from 2022." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/04/2019)

Rating: 98
Drink from: 2022


"Blended of 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Pape Clement has a deep garnet-purple color and quite a serious, earthy nose with truffles, tilled soil, underbrush and smoked meats over a cassis, baked plums and redcurrants core plus a touch of lavender. Medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy, the palate is built like a brick house, supporting muscular black fruit and earthy notions and finishing very long and mineral laced." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 11/30/2018)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2022-2042


"This takes a slightly different tack than many of its Pessac colleagues, relying less on bramble and tar and more on alluring toast, with mocha, anise, wood spice and black tea notes draped liberally over the core of sappy kirsch and cherry preserve flavors. Plush and suave through the finish, though this needs a bit of time for the wood elements to be fully integrated with the fruit. For fans of the flashier, cashmere-textured style. Best from 2023 through 2037. 12,500 cases made." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/31/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2023-2037


"The 2016 Pape Clément is fabulous. Racy and sumptuous in the glass, the 2016 captures the style that now characterizes Bernard Magrez's wines from his estate in Pessac. Specifically, the 2016 is wonderfully deep in the glass, and yet retains terrific freshness as well. A rush of dark cherry, plum, smoke, scorched earth, grilled herb, leather and menthol builds as the 2016 shows off its compelling, inviting personality. I would prefer to give the 2016 at least a few years in bottle to allow its full breadth of aromatics to develop. Even so, there is so much to like. Pliant, supple and super-expressive, Pape Clément is gorgeous in 2016. Tasted two times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 01/18/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2022-2036


"The 2016 Pape Clément bursts out of the glass, offering ripe blackberry, raspberry coulis, fresh mint and hints of licorice on the well-defined nose. It is perhaps a little more opulent than its peers, but unlike in the past, I don’t find it excessive. The palate is well balanced with supple tannin. There is a killer line of acidity and real panache toward a velvety, almost Pauillac-like finish armed with shimmering black fruit laced with graphite. Superb." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 01/24/2019)

Rating: 96
Drink from: 2024-2050


"Deep crimson. Cedary black fruit, cassis and cassis leaf and less ripe in aroma than I expect from this estate. Ripe but very fresh. Powerful, almost sweet/sour on the palate but the fruit fills out the purposeful tannins and there’s balance as well as power. Deep and long but polished." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/31/2018)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2028-2046


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