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47 Ratings
Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) First sorting in the vineyard, manual harvest in crates. Manual destemming berry by berry and use of a sorting table. Transfer into 30-70 hl wooden vats by gravity flow. Low temperature pre-fermentation maceration. Manual punching down. 30-40 day maceration. The wine is run off into French oak barrels by gravity flow. Malolactic fermentation in oak barrels. Aging for 18 months in oak barrels.

Expert Reviews
  • Decanter
    Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Red-brick colour. Complex nose with hints of baked earth, old leather and mint. Superb palate with prune and dark cherry (kirsch) fruit and astonishing freshness and length. Still has sweetness aand weight. Drink now.