Chateau Pape Clement Pessac Leognan Grand Cru Classe – 2009

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  •  France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Wine Information

Region

France > Bordeaux > Graves > Pessac-Leognan

Producer

Chateau Pape Clement

Type

Red

Grape

Bordeaux Blend Red

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Vineyard

Chateau Pape Clement

Producer

Chateau Pape Clement

Appellation

Péssac-Léognan

Designation

AOP

Classification

Grand Cru Classe

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Tasting notes

Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/02/2012
Drink: 2017-2047


Although the 2009 Pape Clement may not be as sublime as the 2005 or 2000, but it is very close to those two efforts, and it will be fascinating to compare them (as well as the 2008 and 2010) over the following three decades. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc with a modest 13.5% alcohol, the 2009 reveals considerable structure and tannin along...

...with tell-tale notes of burning embers, scorched earth, graphite, blueberries, blackberries and toasty vanillin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel. This rich, full offering is surprisingly backward. This cuvee should drink well in 5-6 years as one rarely has to wait a decade or more to enjoy Pape Clement. It should age for three decades or more.


Robert Parker
Tasted: 01/04/2010
Drink:


A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2009 Pape Clement is not as dense or provocative as the 2005, but it is a worthy competitor. Tighter and more muscular than the 2005, the 2009 reveals an opaque purple color along with notes of graphite, blueberries, and blackberries, stunning richness, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and tremendous length and...

...intensity. Some patience will be required, and I do not believe this effort will achieve the near perfection of the 2005, but it is another winner in this extraordinary vintage. Yields were 43 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine finished around 13.5% alcohol. (Tasted four times.)


Vinous
Tasted: 05/01/2010
Drink:
Author: Ian D'Agata


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JancisRobinson.com
Tasted: 13/02/2019
Drink: 2021-2030


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Profile

Red Wine
Area under vines: 60 hectares
Soils: Gravel and limestone
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Planting density: 7000 to 9000 vines/ha
Production: 110 000 bottles a year
Ageing: in 70% new oak barrels for 18 to 20 months
Grape varieties:

  • Cabernet Sauvignon 46%
  • Merlot 49%
  • Cabernet Franc 3%
  • Petit Verdot 2%

White Wine
Area under vines: 3 hectares
Soils: Gravel and limestone
Average age of the vines: 25 years
Planting density: 7000 to 9000 vines/ha
Production: 9500 bottles a year
Ageing: in 70% new oak barrels for 12 months
Grape varieties:
  • Sauvignon 45%
  • Semillon 45%
  • Muscadelle 5%
  • Sauvignon Gris 5%

The Chateau makes two other wines:
  • Le Clémentin du Château de Pape Clément :
    • Area under vines: 57 hectares
    • Average age of the vines: 30 years
      Ageing: in 100% new oak barrels for 18 months
    • Grape varieties:
      • Cabernet Sauvignon 60%
      • Merlot 40%

  • Le Prélat du Château Pape Clément :
    • Ageing: in 50% new oak barrels for 14-16 months
    • Average age of the vines: 20 years
    • Grape varieties:
      • Sauvignon Blanc

    Learn more about Château Pape Clément here


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Location

216 Avenue Docteur Nancel Penard, Pessac, Bordeaux, France
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