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Château Pape Clément 2009

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RP  95
JMQ  15.25
JR  17
WS  95
RVF  19
GHV  2*
B&D  18
GM  17
DC  18.5
GG  95
The winery : Château Pape-Clément
Appellation: Pessac-Léognan (Graves, Bordeaux, France)
Varietal(s): Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Price range :  More than 105.00 €   
Other vintages: 2013, 2012 **** Very good, 2011, 2010 ***** Excellent
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This is one of the oldest great growths in Bordeaux. The vineyards were first planted in the 13th century by Bertrand de Goth, the youngest son of a noble family from Bordeaux. He was elected Pope in 1305, during the reign of Philippe le Bel, and took the name of Clément V. Château Pape Clément belonged to the Archbishop of Bordeaux until the French Revolution. Wine has been made here continuously for 7 centuries.

Technical data


Location : Pessac
Area under vine : 32,5 hectares
Wine grape variety : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot covering 30 hectares
Age of vines : 30 years
Vine density : 7 700 vines per hectare
Viticulture : Guyot double pruning method - ecologically minded viticultural practices - leaf thinning and bunch thinning.
Winemaking : The grapes are initially sorted in the vineyard, hand-picked into small crates, manually destemmed, and then put into wooden vats by gravity flow. Cool pre-fermentation maceration. Manual punching down of the cap. The wine is run off directly into new barrels via gravity flow, without any pumping. It is then aged for 18 months in new French oak barrels.
Yield : 25 to 40 hl per hectare
Second wine : Le Clémentin du Pape Clément

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Experts’ opinions
Wine Spectator Wine Spectator
Rich and muscular, with exotic roasted spice, braised fig and warm raspberry confiture notes that are supported by a broad baseline of dark cocoa, tar and freshly brewed espresso. Not shy about its modernity, but everything is in place. Just needs to settle in with cellaring. Best from 2015 through 2030.
Rating : 95/100
Robert Parker Robert Parker
Wine Advocate #188, April 2010
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc, the 2009 Pape Clement is not as dense or provocative as the 2005, but it is a worthy competitor. Tighter and more muscular than the 2005, the 2009 reveals an opaque purple color along with notes of graphite, blueberries, and blackberries, stunning richness, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and tremendous length and intensity. Some patience will be required, and I do not believe this effort will achieve the near perfection of the 2005, but it is another winner in this extraordinary vintage. Yields were 43 hectoliters per hectare, and the wine finished around 13.5% alcohol. (Tasted four times.) Historically one of the oldest vineyards in Bordeaux (having once been owned by Pope Clement, who gets more credit for what he did in Chateauneuf du Pape than in Graves), this 700-year old Pessac vineyard has turned out another profound wine under the administration of proprietor Bernard Magrez.

Rating : 95-97+
Decanter Magazine Decanter Magazine
5 stars
Black red, excellent extraction of beautifully concentrated ripe blackcurrant fruit, great suppleness on attack and a beautiful fragrance, great polish, class and depth. Drink 2017-35.
Rating : 18.5

Professionals’ opinions
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Few great growths can claim seven centuries of history, or to have a Pope's passion as their origin. The estate takes its name from its first owner Clement V, elected under Philip the Fair in 1305. The current owner has pursued his work and created a first in Bordeaux by hand-desteming the entire harvest. With a commitment to excellence, the grapes are fed under gravity into small wooden casks adapted to the surface area of each section and then vinified with the greatest care from the vine through to bottling.
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Few great growths can claim seven centuries of history, or to have a Pope's passion as their origin. The estate takes its name from its first owner Clement V, elected under Philip the Fair in 1305. The current owner has pursued his work and created a first in Bordeaux by hand-desteming the entire harvest. With a commitment to excellence, the grapes are fed under gravity into small wooden casks adapted to the surface area of each section and then vinified with the greatest care from the vine through to bottling.

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