Wines , cheeses, gourmet foods, liquors, craft beers and more. in Lenox, MA.

Chateau-Pape-Clément Pessac Leognan 2010

  • wa100
  • ws95
  • we95
Chateau-Pape-Clément Pessac Leognan 2010
$399.00
Save $100.00 (25%)
$299.00

SKU 41505

750ml

Share
wa
100
ws
95
we
95
The grapes are initially sorted in the vineyard, hand-picked into small crates, manualy destemmed, and then put into wooden vats by gra- vity flow. Cool pre-fermentation maceration. Manual punching down of the cap. The wine is run off directly into new barrels via gravity flow, without any pumping. It is then aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Brand Chateau-Pape-Clément
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa100

Wine AdvocateI certainly underrated the 2010 Pape Clement from barrel, rating it only 93-95+. (Thank God I put a "plus" there!) Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time, this final blend of 51% Merlot, 47.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot is perfection in a bottle. Tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, there are 8,000 cases of it. Its sublime elegance, the power, the medium to full-bodied texture, the silky tannins, the subtle notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black currants, charcoal, camphor, blueberry and cassis fruit are all remarkable. It is a rich, full-throttle wine, but the elegance and the great terroir of Pape Clement come through in abundance. It is slightly more developed and evolved than the 2005 was at a similar point in its evolution, but it certainly needs another 5-7 years to develop further nuances, which it surely will. This wine will last 30-40+ years.

Robert Parker, February 2013
  • ws95

Wine SpectatorNicely toasty, with a lovely broad stroke of mocha and ganache spread over the velvety core of plum sauce, blackberry coulis and steeped currant fruit. The long, polished finish keeps a tarry thread running along with the fruit, adding length and range. Not shy on style. Best from 2018 through 2035.

James Molesworth, March 31, 2013
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastA smooth, dense wine, ripe and polished. It brings out a modern view of Bordeaux, dark and concentrated, hinting at the new-wood aging. At the same time, the wine has a serious edge that promises proper aging.

Roger Voss, May 1, 2013