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Chateau Pape Clement Rouge 2012 France  Bordeaux  Pessac-Leognan Red Wine  Red Blend  Bordeaux 20325 9605 750ml
Product ID: 20325
Region: France, Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan
Varietal: Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend, Bordeaux
Vintage: 2012
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 13.5
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"Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux. The vineyard was first planted in the 13th century by Bertrand de Goth, the youngest son of a noble family from Bordeaux. He was the Archbishop of Bordeaux and became Pope in 1305, then took the name of Clément V. The vineyard was run by the Bordeaux Archbishopry until the French Revolution. The estate can take pride in the production of wine in the same vineyards for over 7 centuries." —winemaker

Blend: 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot
"The 2012 Pape Clement is one of the stars of the vintage, which is not surprising given this estate's performances over the last 10-15 years. A blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, it exhibits an opaque ruby/purple color along with a beautifully sweet, graphite-scented nose with hints of black currants, Asian plum sauce, soy and forest floor. Impressively built with medium to full-bodied flavors, it has more layers than many wines from this vintage, an appealing density and a velvety texture." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"A very dry and tannic wine, this is hard edged, showing distinct minerality and a dry, gravelly feel. It has herbal notes, followed by rich spice and dark, brooding fruits. A powerful wine with a sense of extraction." —Roger Voss, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

"This is already a gorgeous wine with spices, berries, dark chocolate and walnuts. Full body, soft and silky. Beauty. Better than 2011." —James Suckling

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