Original
21 Ratings
Chateau Pape Clement Graves

Wine Details

Wine Description

(2011 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
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  • Decanter
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Deep, dark core, ruby-red at the rim. Generous, blackcurrant fruit on the nose and palate. Mouth-fillingly delicious. Tannins enrobed by succulent fruit; sweet, warm finish. Hedonistic but not for the really long haul. Drink now-2010.
  • Wine Advocate
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: (96-100) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
  • Wine Spectator
    (2008 Vintage) Rating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/96
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/2012
  • Robert Parker
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 02/21/2012