Château Pape Clement 2005
Appellation - Pessac Leognan
Owner - Bernard Magrez
47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc
Second wines - Le Clémentin du Pape Clément
Annual production – 120,000 bottles
Owned by Bernard Magrez, this great terroir a few miles from Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion has produced one of the superstars of the vintage. A blend of 55% Merlot and 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, Pape Clement’s 2005 has an opaque purple color and smoky barbecue and chocolaty notes intermixed with cassis and blackberries. There is also some underlying minerality in this full-bodied, super-concentrated wine, which has wonderfully sweet, well-integrated tannins. This majestic, multidimensional wines is one of the great, great wines of the vintage. It should drink well for at least another 25 years. Drink 2015-2040.
|Score: 99||Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015|