En Primeur | Ch Le Pape Pessac Leognan 2019

"The 2019 Le Pape is exquisite. Floral, savory and blood orange top notes give the 2019 striking freshness to play off the natural radiance of red cherry and raspberry fruit. The balance of richness and vibrancy is compelling. Le Pape has seldom been this seductive. The 2019 is all class." Antonio Galloni

Ch Le Pape was bought in late 2011 by Véronique and her team at Ch Haut Bailly. Nestled between the vineyards of Haut Bailly and Smith Haut Lafitte, this charming estate has proved an incredibly astute purchase. Eight years on, their 2019 vintage confirms that this really is a Pessac Léognan to look out for.

The size and make-up of this vineyard are more reminiscent of Pomerol than Pessac: at only 9 hectares, it is one of the smallest properties in the appellation and is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

The late-released 2019 is an absolute beauty and a testament to the tireless work and remarkable skill of the team at Ch Haut Bailly. They practice sustainable vineyard management and their attention to detail in the winery is second to none. This wine reflects not only the best of Pessac Léognan and the château's special location, but it also resonates with the most appealing characteristics of the outstanding 2019 vintage.

Refined, elegant, and yet subtly powerful, at this price it is most definitely not to be overlooked. At less than £27/bottle IB, it is one of the best value wines of the vintage.
2019 - Ch Le Pape Pessac Léognan
Colour
Red
Producer
Château le Pape
Region
Pessac-Léognan, Red Bordeaux
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot/Cab Franc/Syrah
Drinking
2024 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
category_Bordeaux EP pre-release
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2019 CH LE PAPE PESSAC LÉOGNAN - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château le Pape
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Cabernet Sauvignon/ Merlot/Cab Franc/Syrah
Drinking
2024 - 2034
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £160.00 (Ex. VAT)
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  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, Februaury 2021

    A reflection of the very best of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). Exuberant dark black fruit on the nose and hints of fresh tobacco leaf and spice. Full and sensual in the palate, with appealing rich volume and some firm Cabernet structure sitting comfortably underneath. A line of freshness on the finish is beautifully uplifting and makes for a very complete and sophisticated style. Quite lovely.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, June 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2019 Le Pape was picked 30 September to 11 October. Deep ruby in colour, it has a clean and precise, almost Burgundy-like bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry and subtle loamy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly creamy-textured opening that belies that structure underneath, then it segues into a distinctly saline finish that gets the saliva flowing. Excellent. Drink 2023 - 2039

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, June 2020,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2019 Le Pape is exquisite. Floral, savory and blood orange top notes give the 2019 striking freshness to play off the natural radiance of red cherry and raspberry fruit. The balance of richness and vibrancy is compelling. Le Pape has seldom been this seductive. The 2019 is all class.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, June 2020,
    Score: 88-90+

    A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Merlot for the 2019 Le Pape was harvested from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on the 11th of October. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has a nose of freshly crushed blackberries, kirsch and redcurrant jelly with hints of bay leaves, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and charcoal. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft and juicy, offering plenty of dried herbs and earthy accents, finishing on a mineral note.

  • JS

    James Suckling, June 2020,
    Score: 93-94

    A bright, fresh red with crunchy character, showing coffee, chocolate and berries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. One of the most refined Papes.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, June 2020,
    Score: 16.5

    Easy-going, fresh and poised. Gentle red-berry and spice aromas. Juicy, ripe but fresh on the palate, the tannins finely woven and smooth. Undemonstrative but measured. (JL) Drink 2024 – 2032

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2019 - 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
2026 - 2036
Case size
6x150cl
category_Bordeaux EP pre-release
Available Later

2019 CH LE PAPE PESSAC LÉOGNAN - 6x150cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Château le Pape
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Cab. Sauvignon/ Merlot/ Cab. Franc/ Petit Verdot
Drinking
2026 - 2036
Case size
6x150cl
Available Later
In Bond
Case price £330.00 (Ex. VAT)
This wine is currently sold out, however we may be able to source additional stock. Contact your account manager or wine@goedhuis.com to enquire.
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  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, Februaury 2021

    A reflection of the very best of Merlot (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (20%). Exuberant dark black fruit on the nose and hints of fresh tobacco leaf and spice. Full and sensual in the palate, with appealing rich volume and some firm Cabernet structure sitting comfortably underneath. A line of freshness on the finish is beautifully uplifting and makes for a very complete and sophisticated style. Quite lovely.

  • NM

    Neal Martin, June 2020,
    Score: 90-92

    The 2019 Le Pape was picked 30 September to 11 October. Deep ruby in colour, it has a clean and precise, almost Burgundy-like bouquet with raspberry, wild strawberry and subtle loamy aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with a slightly creamy-textured opening that belies that structure underneath, then it segues into a distinctly saline finish that gets the saliva flowing. Excellent. Drink 2023 - 2039

  • AG

    Antonio Galloni, June 2020,
    Score: 89-91

    The 2019 Le Pape is exquisite. Floral, savory and blood orange top notes give the 2019 striking freshness to play off the natural radiance of red cherry and raspberry fruit. The balance of richness and vibrancy is compelling. Le Pape has seldom been this seductive. The 2019 is all class.

  • WA

    Wine Advocate, June 2020,
    Score: 88-90+

    A blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Merlot for the 2019 Le Pape was harvested from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October, and the Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested on the 11th of October. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it has a nose of freshly crushed blackberries, kirsch and redcurrant jelly with hints of bay leaves, pencil lead, tobacco leaf and charcoal. Medium-bodied, the palate is soft and juicy, offering plenty of dried herbs and earthy accents, finishing on a mineral note.

  • JS

    James Suckling, June 2020,
    Score: 93-94

    A bright, fresh red with crunchy character, showing coffee, chocolate and berries. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. One of the most refined Papes.

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, June 2020,
    Score: 16.5

    Easy-going, fresh and poised. Gentle red-berry and spice aromas. Juicy, ripe but fresh on the palate, the tannins finely woven and smooth. Undemonstrative but measured. (JL) Drink 2024 – 2032

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Pricing

  • IN BOND prices exclude UK Duty and VAT. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries. Duty and VAT must be paid before delivery can take place.

  • RETAIL prices include UK Duty and VAT. Wines for UK delivery can only be purchased this way.

Additional Information

  • Duty Paid wines have been removed from Bond and cannot subsequently be returned to Bond.  VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. These wines must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • En Primeur wines can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.

Tax status

  • IB: In Bond. These wines have had no UK Duty or VAT paid on them. Wines can be purchased In Bond for storage in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse, or for export to non-EU countries.

  • DP: Duty Paid. Wines for immediate UK delivery must be purchased Duty Paid. VAT is payable on Duty Paid wines. Wines which have been removed from Bond cannot subsequently be returned to Bond. They must remain Duty Paid but can be purchased as such for storage subject to VAT.

  • EP: En Primeur. These wines are lying in the Domaines’ cellars until shipping. They can only be purchased In Bond. On arrival in the UK these wines can either be stored In Bond in Private Reserves or another bonded warehouse or delivered directly to you. When you decide to take delivery, Duty and VAT at the prevailing rate become payable.