HDH Wine

2018 Château Pape-Clément

Graves, Pessac-Léognan

PRICE:
$188.00 per Magnum (1.5L)

SIZE:
1.5L

AVAILABLE:
8 Magnums (1.5L)

 

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TASTING NOTES

"This is a very driven Pape Clément with fantastic density and finesse at the same time. Linear and driven, the finish goes on for minutes with incredible tension and focus. More cabernet. Refinement with power." JamesSuckling.com
(JS, 04/11/2019)

Rating: 97-98


"This wine is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc to be aged for approximately 18 months in oak barriques, 60% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Pape Clément is a little closed, slowly unfurling to reveal fragrant earth, crushed rocks, iron ore and tobacco notions over a core of crushed red and black currants plus kirsch, red roses and Ceylon tea. Full-bodied and wonderfully vivacious, it offers a solid line of firm and fine-grained tannins and amazing freshness, finishing very long and mineral laced." Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
(WA, 04/23/2019)

Rating: 96-98


"This is really well put together, with waves of steeped plum, currant and raspberry fruit, bolts of licorice and tar and a long apple wood accent on the sappy finish." Wine Spectator
(WS, 03/28/2019)

Rating: 95-98


"The 2018 Pape-Clément has a very intense nose of blackberry, briar, cedar and crushed flowers. That showiness that I commented upon in barrel has ebbed away to reveal a most sophisticated nascent wine. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, layers of graphite-infused black fruit and a keen thread of acidity. An attractive touch of pitted black olive toward the saline finish leaves you wanting more. This deserves a decade in bottle, but it is a classy Pape-Clément that should age well over the next 30–40 years. Very promising." Neal Martin, Vinous.com
(NM, 03/01/2021)

Rating: 94
Drink from: 2024-2050


"The 2018 Pape Clément is dense, powerful, and brooding. In most vintages, Pape Clément is much more showy and inviting, but the 2018 is in no mood to show all of its cards. Instead, we find a Pape Clément that explodes with vertical intensity and lift. Captivating scents of gravel, smoke, leather, tobacco, chocolate and incense add layers of complexity. I can't wait to see how the 2018 ages. Today, it is super expressive. The blend is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. New oak is 45%. Tasted four times." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
(AG, 04/30/2019)

Rating: 93-96


"Black core with crimson rim. Darkest of black fruits, dark in oak spice too and yet there is also an inviting top note of red fruits that adds unexpected charm. Oaky char and sweetness on the palate, really generous in smooth dark fruit and smooth, firm tannins. Still needs time for the oak to recede but the fruit is moreish and the finish fresh." Julia Harding MW, JancisRobinson.com
(JR, 10/28/2020)

Rating: 17
Drink from: 2026-2035


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