2012 Pape Clement Pessac-Léognan

2012 Pape Clément Rouge Pessac-Léognan

2012 Pape Clement Pessac-Léognan
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Le Château Pape Clément est un des plus anciens Grands Crus de Bordeaux. Son vignoble a été implanté au XIIIe siècle par Bertrand de Goth, cadet d’une noble famille de la région de Bordeaux. Archevêque à Bordeaux, Bertrand de Goth est devenu Pape en 1305, sous le nom de Clément V. Le Château en tire son nom. Le vignoble a ensuite appartenu à l’Archevêché de Bordeaux jusqu’à la Révolution Française. Ce domaine peut s’enorgueillir d’avoir produit du vin sur les mêmes terres pendant 7 siècles
Château Pape Clément
Appellation: Pessac-Léognan
Cru Classé de Graves
Couleur: Rouge
Flaconnage: 75 cl
Région: Bordeaux
Millésime 2012
Presse Wine Advocat Robert M. Parker, Jr.
Note 97
Dégustation Avril 2015
A boire 2015-2040
Commentaire The iconic 2012 Pape Clement is a candidate for near-perfection as well as one of the wines of the vintage. From proprietor Bernard Magrez, this is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. This extraordinary vineyard (a few miles to the west of Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion) has hit all the highlights of this vintage. Interestingly, the quality of the Pomerols and Graves wines in 2012 is closer to what one would consider a great vintage than the general image of 2012. This is truly great wine and not far off their magnificent 2005 and 2010. Full-bodied, with rich cassis, subtle burning embers and spice followed by velvety, well-integrated tannins, the wine is lush, expansive, savory and profound. This is a remarkable wine that could be drunk at a reasonably young age, but should cellar brilliantly for a quarter-century. Yields were modest at 37 hectoliters per hectare from this 132-acre estate. The alcohol level came in at 13.5%.