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About Chateau Pape Clement
Named in 1305 for its proprietor, Pope Clement V, Pape Clément is one of several Pessac-Leognan estates that are actually located within the city limits of Bordeaux.
91-93 Points | International Wine Cellar , May 2010
(a blend of 48% sauvignon blanc, 40% semillon, 6% sauvignon gris, and 6% muscadelle; from 34-year-old vines) Medium-deep straw-gold. A strong initial whiff of new oak dissipates to reveal an extremely complex nose of lavender, lime, green fig, cantaloupe, ginger, clove and vanilla. Enters creamy and rich, then turns bright and fresh thanks to lively but integrated acids that frame the lime, tangerine and vanilla flavors. Finishes very long and creamy, with deft use of new oak. This big wine is youthfully closed but harmonious from the outset.