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CHATEAU PAPE CLEMENT 2012

Pape Clement

Parker
97
€99.00

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Vintage
2012
Country of origin
France
Region
Bordeaux
Parker
97
Appellation
Pessac-Léognan AOC
Volume
0,75 l
Grape variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot.
Serving temperature
16
Drinking window
2016-2025
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Parker review

The iconic 2012 Pape Clement is a candidate for near-perfection as well as one of the wines of the vintage. From proprietor Bernard Magrez, this is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. This extraordinary vineyard (a few miles to the west of Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion) has hit all the highlights of this vintage. Interestingly, the quality of the Pomerols and Graves wines in 2012 is closer to what one would consider a great vintage than the general image of 2012. This is truly great wine and not far off their magnificent 2005 and 2010. Full-bodied, with rich cassis, subtle burning embers and spice followed by velvety, well-integrated tannins, the wine is lush, expansive, savory and profound. This is a remarkable wine that could be drunk at a reasonably young age, but should cellar brilliantly for a quarter-century. Yields were modest at 37 hectoliters per hectare from this 132-acre estate. The alcohol level came in at 13.5%. 97/100.