Chateau Pape Clement 2014 - Case of 12 Bottles (75cl)
The 2014 Pape Clement has quite a potent bouquet with lavish red cherry, kirsch, iodine and pastille-like scents, the oak probably needing another couple of years to fully integrate. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, a fine line of acidity, quite refined and focused with appreciable tension towards the finish that comes laden with succulent, tobacco-infused blackberry fruit. This is a sumptuous and yet refined Pape-Clement that demonstrated the most matière or substance out of all the Pessac-Léognan 2014s that I tasted, except for the Haut-Brion. It is certainly a wine destined for a long future.
Country/Region: France, Pessace-Leognan
Grape Variety: Merlot 57.5%, Cabernet Sauvignon 37.5%, Petit Verdot 5%
Packaging: OWC - 12x750ml
Robert Parker: 94 /100