Chateau Pape Clement – Pessac-Leognan Blanc 2017
The 2017 Chateau Pape Clement Blanc showed spectacularly well and is one of the wines (if not the wine) of the vintage. Based on 55% Sauvignon and 45% Semillon aged 14 months in barrel, it offers powerful notes of honeyed melon, tart pineapple, green figs, and floral notes as well as a terrific sense of minerality. Concentrated, medium to full-bodied, with rocking levels of acidity, give it 2-4 years and enjoy over the following 15 years or more.
Chateau Pape Clement is one of Bordeaux’s oldest estates with vineyards planted here in 1300 by Bernard de Groth who would go on to become Pope Clement V and give the property its lofty name. Today the estate is owned by food magnate Bernard Magrez who has invested heavily in the vineyards and the winery with the help of renowned consultant winemaker Michel Rolland.
The chateau is located close to other top Pessac-Leognan estates like Haut-Brion, Mission Haut-Brion, and Domaine de Chevalier and has 32 hectares of prime vineyards planted with around 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot as well as very small amounts of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle.
Chateau Pape Clement
55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon
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