Chateau Pape Clement Blanc 2011 - Case of 6 Bottles (75cl)
The 2011 Blanc is cropped at 30hl/ha in successive tries between 30th August and 15th September. It has a well-defined bouquet with scents of grapefruit, lime flower, vanilla pod and a touch of guava that is nicely contained and focused. The palate has a well balanced entry that displays fine weight in the mouth. The oak is a little obtrusive at the moment but it will meld together with bottle age. There are attractive notes of grapefruit, bitter lemon and white peach with fine minerality. This is an excellent Pessac Blanc even though I would need more persistency on the finish to award a higher score. Tasted April 2012.
Country/Region: France, Pessac-Léognan
Grape Variety: Sauvignon 40%, Semillon 35%, Sauvignon Gris 16%, Muscadelle 9%
Packaging: OWC - 6x750ml
Robert Parker: 93-95 /100