2009 Chateau Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan

2009 Chateau Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan

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A past Wine Access story about 2009 Chateau Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan

Considerable structure and tannin along with tell-tale notes of burning embers, scorched earth, graphite, blueberries, blackberries and toasty vanillin, and a full-bodied mouthfeel

Wine Advocate January 2016: Château Pape Clément’s 100-Point Upgrade


Up until January 2016, Robert Parker had awarded 19 châteaux perfect 100-point scores. Then, in a story entitled “Magdalena Restaurant - The Ivy Hotel,” Parker returned to Flying Winemaker Michel Rolland’s stupefying 2009 Château Pape Clément and added number 20!

When recapping the evening, he said, “The red wine flight was a colossal showing for the 2009s, with perfect wines from Cos d’Estournel, La Mission Haut-Brion, Smith Haut Lafitte, Pape Clément and Haut-Brion. These amazing wines are not only showing their individual, singular terroir characteristics at age six, but the luxurious, extravagant richness and body of this vintage. As I have written and said publicly many times, 2009 is the modern-day version of 1982, except much more consistent.”

Prices soared on the Place de Bordeaux, fueled by one of the most infamous upgrades in the 40-year history of The Wine Advocate. When we got the call that we could get our hands on 15 cases of the 2009 Château Pape Clément, at a price that’s one-half to one-TWENTIETH of other 100-pointers from 2009 — we pounced.

180 bottles are up for grabs, each drawn directly from Bernard Magrez’s frigid cellars in Pessac-Léognan. If ever a $239 could be called “a pittance” for a single bottle of vintage Bordeaux, it’s today. Shipping included.

Expert Ratings and Reviews

100 Points Wine Advocate, 2012
98 Points James Suckling
95 Points Wine Spectator
95 Points Wine Advocate, 2010

Customer Ratings

Based on 4 ratings

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