2007 - Ch Pape Clément Blanc Pessac-Léognan
05A7PAPC6PK _ 2007 - Ch Pape Clément Blanc Pessac-Léognan - 6x75cl
Colour
White
Producer
Château Pape Clément
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon / Muscadelle
Drinking
2011 - 2016
Case size
6x75cl
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2007 CH PAPE CLÉMENT BLANC PESSAC-LÉOGNAN - 6x75cl

Colour
White
Producer
Château Pape Clément
Region
Pessac-Léognan
Grape
Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon / Muscadelle
Drinking
2011 - 2016
Case size
6x75cl
Available Now
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £826.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • JR

    Jancis Robinson, April 2008,
    Score: 17

    Broad, spicy, quite complex aromas. Lots of ambition on the nose. Big and bold but very gorgeous. For drinking with food a heavyweight but with excellent freshness and acidity too. Similar in style to Smith Haut Lafitte but a little oilier. Drink 2010-16.

Producer

Château Pape Clément

Created in the 13th century by Pope Clément V, Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest estatesin Bordeaux. After he took the Papacy in 1306 and moved to Avignon, he relinquished the châteauto the church. This heritage remains with the château today in the form of a Papal cross on its label - a symbol that is shared by Châteauneuf du Pape producers in the Rhône Valley. Since 1985 with the arrival of Bernard Magrez, much investment has been made to increase the potential at this estate including extensive grape selection, stainless steel fermentation and additional new oak barrels for the château's ageing cellar.

Region

Pessac-Léognan

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.