2000 Pape Clement
By Chateau Pape Clement
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Scores and tasting notes
This wine stands out as a sensational effort just a few years away from full maturity. A 50/50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine displays loads of scorched earth and smoky barbecue scents along with blueberry, black raspberry and black currant. The wine is expansive, has a savory, broad palate and a full-bodied mouthfeel, yet possesses vivid purity and uplift. The tannins are still present, but they are sweet and well-integrated. This wine should hit full maturity in another year or two and last for at least 20 more years.
Robert Parker Jr - Wine Advocate #189
Tasted blind at Bordeaux Index’s 2000 tasting in London. Like the Haut-Bailly ’00, this is just a tad subdued on the nose, earthy with blackberry, mulberry, candle wax, a touch of leather and undergrowth. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins, nice cohesion, a saline tang on the entry, the raspberry, cedar, dried herbs and a touch of fennel, building nicely in the mouth to reveal a firm backbone, quite tannic and grippy towards the finish. This should improve. Drink 2016-2035. Tasted March 2010.
Neal Martin - Wine Journal Sep 2010