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Chateau PAPE CLEMENT Pessac-Leognan 1990

Wine Region: Bordeaux - France

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Tasting notes: "This complex, dark garnet/plum-tinged wine reveals some bricking at the edge, and its beautiful, smoky, meaty nose exhibits notions of sweet currants, black cherries, and licorice. Medium to full-bodied and fleshy with low acidity, sweet tannin, and an expansive mouthfeel with no hard edges, it is a fully mature 1990 that should drink well for another decade. In my opinion, the Pape Clement vintages from 1998 onward are even more impressive and deeper. Moreover, they possess greater longevity." - Robert M. Parker, Jr., Wine Advocate

About the winery:
Known as one of the oldest Grands Crus in Bordeaux, its vineyard was planted by Bertrand de Goth, who in 1305 became Pope Clément V, a name which was later given to the Château. In 1252, his first harvest took place, laying the foundations for an exceptional cultural heritage. It was in 1980 that Bernard Magrez acquired it. Since then, he has strived every day to pay homage to it and sublimate this magnificent witness to France's history.

Expert Rating:
Wine Advocate: 94/100

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