Pape Clement 2012

Cult Wines Price: £750.00 / 12x75cl
Chateau Pape Clement, Pape Clement, 2012

Tasting Notes Pape Clement 2012

94

The 2012 Pape Clement is one of the stars of the vintage, which is not surprising given this estate's performances over the last 10-15 years. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with a beautifully sweet, graphite-scented nose with hints of black currants, Asian plum sauce, soy and forest floor. Impressively built with medium to full-bodied flavors, it has more layers than many wines from this vintage, an appealing density and a velvety texture. Yields were a modest 37 hectoliters per hectare and the wine finished at 13.5% natural alcohol. This 132-acre estate has once again produced a prodigious wine in a challenging vintage. Bravo to proprietor Bernard Magrez!

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
93

This is already a gorgeous wine with spices, berries, dark chocolate and walnuts. Full body, soft and silky. Beauty. Better than 2011.

James Suckling
jamessuckling.com, April 4th 2013
92-95

The 2012 Pape Clement is one of the stars of the vintage, which is not surprising given this estate's performances over the last 10-15 years. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with a beautifully sweet, graphite-scented nose with hints of black currants, Asian plum sauce, soy and forest floor. Impressively built with medium to full-bodied flavors, it has more layers than many wines from this vintage, an appealing density and a velvety texture. Yields were a modest 37 hectoliters per hectare and the wine finished at 13.5% natural alcohol. This 132-acre estate has once again produced a prodigious wine in a challenging vintage. Bravo to proprietor Bernard Magrez!

Robert Parker Jr
Wine Advocate #206
92-94

Tasted from a barrel sample at en primeur. The Grand Vin is a blend of 65% Merlot and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon that was cropped between 4th and 18th October at 37hl/ha. There is a lot of oak to be absorbed on the nose, although there appears to be plenty of brambly dark berry fruit to soak it up. It is slightly broody compared to the 2011 last year and will hopefully open up after bottling. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy, plump, ripe tannins and crisp acidity. It is harmonious and focused, good volume here, with a strict finish that displays good tension, although there is a slight dryness coming through on the aftertaste. Tasted April 2013.

Neal Martin
Wine Journal May 2013

Pape Clement Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Pape Clement 2018 Chateau Pape Clement £760.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2017 Chateau Pape Clement £650.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2017 Chateau Pape Clement £340.00 6x75cl
Pape Clement 2016 Chateau Pape Clement £750.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2016 Chateau Pape Clement £370.00 6x75cl
Pape Clement 2015 Chateau Pape Clement £660.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2015 Chateau Pape Clement £335.00 6x75cl
Pape Clement 2014 Chateau Pape Clement £580.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2014 Chateau Pape Clement £290.00 6x75cl
Pape Clement 2013 Chateau Pape Clement £616.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2013 Chateau Pape Clement £350.00 6x75cl
Pape Clement 2012 Chateau Pape Clement £750.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2011 Chateau Pape Clement £755.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2010 Chateau Pape Clement £1,630.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2010 Chateau Pape Clement £850.00 6x75cl
Pape Clement 2009 Chateau Pape Clement £1,392.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2008 Chateau Pape Clement £840.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2007 Chateau Pape Clement £876.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2006 Chateau Pape Clement £925.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2005 Chateau Pape Clement £1,580.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2004 Chateau Pape Clement £1,620.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2003 Chateau Pape Clement £1,083.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2002 Chateau Pape Clement £887.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2001 Chateau Pape Clement £1,045.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 2000 Chateau Pape Clement £1,644.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1999 Chateau Pape Clement £1,027.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1998 Chateau Pape Clement £1,248.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1997 Chateau Pape Clement £692.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1996 Chateau Pape Clement £1,500.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1995 Chateau Pape Clement £972.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1990 Chateau Pape Clement £1,512.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1989 Chateau Pape Clement £1,276.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1986 Chateau Pape Clement £1,280.00 12x75cl
Pape Clement 1982 Chateau Pape Clement £1,860.00 12x75cl