2016 Pape Clement Blanc

$200.00 (tax incl.)

Data sheet

France, Bordeaux
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Drink now or lay down
WA 95+
Wine Maker's Notes

Colour: Brilliant yellow with a green tinge.

Nose: Aromatic with elegant notes of citrus fruit, lemon zest, grapefruit and a hint of mandarin orange.

Palate: This wine is rich with toasty, spicy notes and packed with concentrated yellow fruit flavours and intense minerality.

Tasting Notes

WA 95+: The Pape Clement 2016 Blanc is a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 36% Sémillon, 9% Sauvignon Gris and 5% Muscadelle. It leaps from the glass with gregarious scents of ripe peaches, fresh grapefruit and key lime pie plus touches of cedar, honeysuckle and toast. Medium-bodied, the palate offers fantastic precision and depth, with layers of citrus and stone fruit flavors supported by a racy line of freshness, finishing very long.

JS 95: High-end Pessac-Léognan can sometimes be too imposing to drink when it is young. But here, there’s such freshness to the melon, pear and white-peach aromas with hints of candied lemon and vanilla, that you can’t resist. Concentrated, but with a sleek silhouette, this moves extremely gracefully across the palate. The super-elegant finish has vibrancy that suggests very long aging potential. A blend of 48.5 per cent sauvignon blanc, 38.5 per cent semillon, 7.5 per cent sauvignon gris and 5.5 per cent muscadelle. Drink or hold.

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