Pape Clement Blanc 2020
Type: White Wine Volume: 750ml
Winery: Pape Clement
Country: France Region: Bordeaux
District: Pessac Leognan
Grapes Varieties: 62% Sauvignon Blanc, 33% Semillon, 4% Sauvignon Gris
Alcohol: 13% abv Packing: Original Wooden Case of 6 bottles
Ratings and Tasting Notes:
JS=97 I like the richness and focus to this with sliced cooked apple, lemon and light toffee character. Candied pineapple. Hints of meringue. Full-bodied and layered. Really delicious and flavorful now with a solid balance of phenolic structure. Classy. Agile. Drink after 2025 but hard to stay away.
WS=96 This is a step up, as it's larger in scale, brighter and more defined than most of its brethren, featuring long tarragon and thyme threads that pull gooseberry, star fruit and white peach notes along. Offers lots of energy through the finish, which ripples with sel gris and oyster shell echoes offset by a hint of salted butter. Really gorgeous. Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Sauvignon Gris. Best from 2024 through 2032.
AG=94. WA=93 Offering up notes of crisp nectarine, lemongrass and white flowers, the 2020 Pape Clément Blanc is medium to full-bodied, satiny and seamless, with bright acids, attractive purity of fruit and a long, aromatic finish. This is the most elegant white wine produced by this estate over the last decade, and it has turned out well in bottle.