2016 Pape Clement
By Chateau Pape Clement
Current market price
Scores and tasting notes
This is phenomenal with a density and finesse that are hard to remember for this wine. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Seamless texture and salty undertones. Goes on for minutes. Truly great. What a barrel sample.
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2017
Intense, with vivacious cassis, blueberry and boysenberry confiture notes, while tar, anise and warm fruitcake flavors pulse underneath. Offers seriously flashy toast at the end, but has the density to soak it up. A big wine.—J.M.
Wine Spectator - The Wine Spectator (James Molesworth)
Very luscious nose with enormous opulence. Then on the palate there is no great sweetness but drying tannins on the finish. Something not quite fully ripe phenolically on the palate. Hint of greenness. Falls away on the end. It’s definitely front-loaded!
Jancis Robinson - jancisrobinson.com