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Chateau PAPE CLEMENT Pessac-Leognan 2015

Wine Region: Bordeaux - France

Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc

Tasting notes: "The 2015 Pape Clement is blended of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, matured in 80% new and 20% one-year-old French oak barrels for 18 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple, it opens with profound notes of crushed red and black currants, black cherries and cassis with touches of mocha, baking spices, menthol and lavender plus a hint of new leather. Medium-bodied, firm and concentrated with tons of tightly wound black fruit and earth layers, it has a grainy frame and refreshing lift on the long finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 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: 96/100

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