HDH Wine

2020 Château Pape-Clément

Graves, Pessac-Léognan

This is a Bordeaux future; earliest anticipated availability is Fall 2023; any applicable taxes, tariffs, or import duties will be due upon importation help

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$570.00 per 6 Bottles (750ml) (owc)


18 groups




"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2020 Pape Clement comes barreling out of the glass with bold notes of cassis, plum preserves and licorice, giving way to scents of cedar chest, crushed rocks, charcoal and pencil lead. The medium to full-bodied palate is tightly coiled with beautiful tension and a firm, finely grained texture locking in the layers of black fruits and minerals, finishing with great length and energy. The blend this year is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot, aging mainly in French oak barriques, 66% new, with about 10% aging in large oak foudres. The wine will spend approximately 18 months in barrels." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 05/20/2021)

Rating: 96-98
Drink from: 2028-2060

"Superb aromas of blackberries, crushed stones, iodine and graphite. Full-bodied with ultra fine tannins and a balanced finish. Such length and beauty. Very close to the 2019 in quality." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 05/05/2021)

Rating: 96-97

"The 2020 Pape Clément is so impressive. Red cherry, plum, cedar, mint, tobacco, blood orange and rose petal all build as the 2020 opens in the glass. Vibrant and beautifully delineated, the 2020 has a ton to offer. The 2020 exudes purity, energy and breathtaking balance. It is one of the finest recent vintages I can remember tasting." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 06/01/2021)

Rating: 95-97
Drink from: 2025-2045

"The 2020 Pape Clément, which I afforded an hour’s aeration, has a very precise bouquet of pure blackberry, cedar, mint and violet aromas, quite discreet but paradoxically intense; these aromas are very seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe, lithe tannins framing wonderfully pure black fruit laced with crushed stone and a judicious touch of white pepper. Seamless in texture, this is a sophisticated Pape Clément in the making, an outstanding wine that should age brilliantly in bottle." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 05/27/2021)

Rating: 95-97
Drink from: 2025-2060

"Dark purplish crimson. Not too heavy on the appetising nose even if a tad sweet on the palate with a rather demandingly drying, tart finish. But I know from experience that everything often falls into place by the time the drinking window comes around. But don't try to broach it before then." JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 04/15/2021)

Rating: 16.5+
Drink from: 2029-2044

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