1995 Pape Clement
By Chateau Pape Clement
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Scores and tasting notes
Deep ruby/purple, with a tight but promising nose of herb-tinged black currants, graphite, vanilla, and smoke, this medium-bodied wine is elegant, with very pure, concentrated fruit, moderate extract, and a long finish. The wine is reaching its adolescence and is certainly accessible, although far from full maturity. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2016. Last tasted, 4/02.
Robert Parker Jr - Bordeaux Book, 4th Edition
The '95 Pape-Clement has a more generous nose than the '96, but there is something a little ersatz about it. Rustic red-berried fruit, tinned tomato, a touch of iron rust and brown sugar. The palate is medium-bodied with drying tannins, not a complex 1995 and there is a touch of hardness that does not dissipate with aeration. Masculine, broody, slightly leafy towards the finish that demonstrates more cohesion than the 1996, but not much depth. Drink now-2018. Tasted July 2010.
Neal Martin - Wine Journal Jul 2011