Pape Clement 2000
Tasting Notes Pape Clement 2000
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.
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.