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Château Pape Clément 2022

Graves AOC

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  • 95pts, Decanter, 2023
  • 97pts, James Suckling, 2023
  • 92-94, The Wine Advocate, 2023

High points all round from critics for this outstanding 2022 from Pessac-Léognan. This small, under-explored section of the Graves produces deep, minerally clarets and Pape Clément can boast one of the most distinguished pedigrees in all Bordeaux.

High points all round from critics for this outstanding 2022 from Pessac-Léognan. This small, under-explored section of the Graves produces deep, minerally clarets and Pape Clément can boast one of the most distinguished pedigrees in all Bordeaux.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Silky, layered and powerful, with structure and length

Aroma

Spice and tobacco, flowers and stone, ripe blackcurrant. Very aromatic

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château Pape Clément 2022

More information

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2047

Château Pape Clément was purchased as a country estate in 1300 by Bertrand de Goth, shortly before he became Pope Clement V. He moved the papacy to Avignon (to the universal approval of his fellow Frenchmen) and the wine produced on his estate there became known as Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Meanwhile, he handed the vineyards of Pape Clément over to the church, who kept them until the French Revolution. The estate is now managed by Bernard Magrez, who has been entrusted with bringing the estate’s wines up to their full potential. Decanter called this 2022 "a thoroughbred", saying it has "supreme complexity and shine"; Wine Advocate called it "full-bodied, broad and textural, with a rich, layered core of super-ripe fruit." A fine red to cellar.

"Very structured with powerful tannins. Yet it’s perfumed and fresh. Crushed stone and currants" James Suckling
Critic, 97-98 Points
Map showing Graves AOC
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