2007 Pape Clement

- 750 ml
92
RP
Availability: Available Soon
$205.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
39003-750-XX1

Wine Critic Reviews:

One of the stars of the vintage, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot reveals sweet burning ember, charcoal, barbecue smoke, black currant, plum, and graphite notes. This opulent, impressively endowed, medium to full-bodied 2007 possesses sweet tannin and a long finish. It can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years.

Robert Parker | 92 RP
Medium ruby-red. Exotic aromas of currant, plum, tobacco, minerals, smoke and spices, complicated by hints of cherry-cola and pepper. At once generous and juicy, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic character and a strong impression of soil to the flavors of candied redcurrant, tobacco and spices. Finishes broad and long, with a fine dusting of sweet tannins. Very strong for the year.

Vinous Media | 92 VM
A wine that is dominated by wood at this stage in its development. But the structure and the fruit are all there, waiting to slot into place in the next 2–3 years. Spice and bright black berry flavors layer with final acidity.

Wine Enthusiast | 91 WE
Pape-Clement, well inside the city limits of Bordeaux, is a prime example of a modern style Graves, as fashioned by consultant Michel Rolland. The grapes were picked very ripe and ruthlessly sorted, then aged in a substantial proportion of new oak. This certainly paid off in 2007, which is a great success from an uninspiring vintage. The nose is opulent, with oaky blackcurrant and blackberry aromas, and this is mirrored on the palate. For the vintage it shows considerable depth and grip, if not much finesse. It has good acidity and length, and is far from tiring.

Decanter | 90 DEC
Blackberry and mineral aromas, with hints of dried flowers, truffle and tobacco. Full-bodied, with a wonderful balance of cool fruit and fine tannins. Classy for the vintage. Best after 2012. 8,335 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 90 WS

More Information
Availability Available Soon
Vintage 2007
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer P.Clement: With the first recorded grape harvests dating back to the 13th century, Chateau Pape Clement has a long and noble history. And believe us, the quality of these wines can turn a person religious because nothing short of divine intervention could have made a drink this delicious. Bordeaux as a region is richer and more reputable just by having an estate like this competing on its market, and we can only expect Chateau Pape Clement to remain a favorite among connoisseurs in the future. The wine glows with a delicate, alluring purple shimmer, and the flavor profile you will experience is just as magical. The flavor profile is generous and rich, with tasteful notes of tobacco and smoke creating a nostalgic barroom atmosphere while a concentrated yet approachable dose of dark red fruit erupts across your palate. Wines like this truly bring out a feeling of warm comfort, the kind you'd get from a cozy night near the fireplace, or a memorable get-together with friends.
Rating 92 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
OWC No
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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