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Chateau Pape Clement Graves

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(2008 Vintage) Not far off the quality of the monumental 2005, Pape Clement's 2008 wascropped at a lowly 30 hectoliters per hectare. The final blend is 55% Cab.Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot. The 2008 displays a classicnorthern Pessac-Leognan nose of truffles, asphalt, scorched earth, charcoal,creme de cassis, spice box, and spring flowers. Super-pure and medium tofull-bodied with stunning concentration, admirable purity, slightly moreacidity than usual, and formidable depth and length, given read more...Not far off the quality of the monumental 2005, Pape Clement's 2008 wascropped at a lowly 30 hectoliters per hectare. The final blend is 55% Cab.Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot. The 2008 displays a classicnorthern Pessac-Leognan nose of truffles, asphalt, scorched earth, charcoal,creme de cassis, spice box, and spring flowers. Super-pure and medium tofull-bodied with stunning concentration, admirable purity, slightly moreacidity than usual, and formidable depth and length, given the sweetness of thetannins and the ripeness of the fruit, this wine should be approachable in 4-5years. (Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Apr 09) (hide)

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    02/13 good pape showing right from the start but developing into a mature masculine nose and silky body. surprisingly drinkable for such a young wine. lovely.

    over 4 years
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  • 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
  • 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