2015 Ch Le Pape Pessac Léognan

Ch Le Pape Pessac Léognan
Colour
Red
Producer
Château le Pape
Region
Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2019-2028
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now
2015 Ch Le Pape Pessac Léognan
Colour
Red
Producer
Château le Pape
Region
Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab. Franc, Petit Verdot
Drinking
2019-2028
Case Size
12x75cl
Available Now

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Case price

£230.00 (Ex. VAT)

Qty
(10+ in stock)

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Tasting Notes

Goedhuis, April 2016, Score: 91-93

Just half a mile from Haut Bailly’s vineyard, this estate is also owned by Robert Wilmers and the wine is made by the Haut Bailly team. It is fruitier, juicier, and more open than their Haut Bailly, and should provide great pleasure for mid-term drinking. The juicy Merlot fruit combines perfectly with a crunchy freshness, and its abundant fine tannins will knit together very nicely within a few years. Stylish.

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Region

Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux

Stretching from the rather unglamorous southern suburbs of Bordeaux, for 50 km along the left bank of the river Garonne, lies Graves. Named for its gravelly soil, a relic of Ice Age glaciers, this is the birthplace of claret, despatched from the Middle Ages onwards from the nearby quayside to England in vast quantities. It can feel as though Bordeaux is just about red wines, but some sensational white wines are produced in this area from a blend of sauvignon blanc, Semillon and, occasionally, muscadelle grapes, often fermented and aged in barrel. In particular, Domaine de Chevalier is renowned for its superbly complex whites, which continue to develop in bottle over decades. A premium appellation, Pessac-Leognan, was created in 1987 for the most prestigious terroirs within Graves. These are soils with exceptional drainage, made up of gravel terraces built up in layers over many millennia, and consequently thrive in mediocre vintages but are less likely to perform well in hotter years. These wines were appraised and graded in their own classification system in 1953 and updated in 1959, but, like the 1855 classification system, this should be regarded with caution and the wines must absolutely be assessed on their own current merits.

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