Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé
This is rich and decadent with lots of wet earth, tobacco, berries and hints of cedar. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a long, long finish.
Decanter(1961 Vintage) 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.
Robert Parker(2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2010
Wine Advocate(2006 Vintage) Rating: (92-94) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 170 on Apr-07
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