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Château Pape Clément Blanc 2022

Pessac-Leognan AOC

Named after its most famous owner, Pope Clement V, Château Pape Clément is that rarest of Bordeaux estates – where the dry white matches the dry red for exceptional quality and longevity. The 2022 boasts a near-perfect 98-99pt score. Exceptional.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Creamy, textured, rounded, yet racy and focused, saline edge

Aroma

Bright apple, pear, citrus, crushed stone, light spice

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Château Pape Clément Blanc 2022

More information

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  • 750.00 ml
  • 31 December, 2037

Situated in the finest region of the Graves, the Pessac-Léognan, Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest estates of Bordeaux. There are documents proving the planting of a vineyard there in the 1300s by Bertrand de Groth, who went on to become Pope Clément V, hence its name. Pape Clément Blanc is always one of Bordeaux’s greatest dry whites and the 2022 is no exception. James Suckling was bowled over by it: "The purity of fruit is really impressive here with crushed apples, pears and lemons. Some mineral and stone, too", 98-99pts; "another beauty from this team" wrote Jeb Dunnock. It's proving to be one of the best of a very good vintage. Aged 12-14 months in barrel, 70% of those new, this is a serious white, best tucked away.

"Another beauty from this team. Honeyed lychee, minty herbs, melon, and stone fruits" Jeb Dunnock
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