Pape Clement 1997
Tasting Notes Pape Clement 1997
An attractive, complex wine, the 1997 Pape-Clement exhibits a dark, saturated ruby color in addition to a gorgeous, smoky, herb, red currant, and cherry liqueur-scented bouquet, a silky texture, spicy oak, and a round, complex, low acid, fleshy finish. As the wine sat in the glass, notes of hot bricks/scorched earth also emerged. This is a complex, supple, delicious wine to drink over the next 10-12 years.
Dark ruby core with pink rim. The nose is closed. The palate has a fine mineral, slight herbaceous character with a soft mouthfeel. Well-balanced - this has a real quality to it give the vintage with a fine strong finish. Certainly an impressive wine but drink over 3-5 years. Tasted April 1999.