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2014 Château Pape-Clément Blanc

Graves, Pessac-Léognan

PRICE:
$120.00 per Bottle

SIZE:
750ml

AVAILABLE:
16 Bottles

 

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TASTING NOTES

"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." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 02/14/2017)

Rating: 97
Drink from: 2022


"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
(WS, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2018-2026


"The 2014 Pape Clément Blanc is unctuous and beautifully textured, with soft contours and fabulous overall balance. Orchard fruit, apricot and gentle spice notes all come together in an open-knit Pessac-Léognan white that will drink well upon release. Lightly tropical notes and a kiss of French oak add closing nuance. As always, the Pape Clément Blanc is one of the most flamboyant whites - maybe the most flamboyant white - in Bordeaux, and yet all the elements fall into place effortlessly. Tasted three times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 02/01/2017)

Rating: 93
Drink from: 2017-2024


"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." Neal Martin, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Interim Issue
(WA, 03/31/2017)

Rating: 90
Drink from: 2018-2028


"Creamy lemon, fresh and rounded on the palate - pure pleasure with loads of generosity but a good sense of savoury Bordeaux style. Effortless, fragrant, concentrated. Absolutely lovely!" Richard Hemming MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/19/2016)

Rating: 17.5
Drink from: 2016-2022


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