Château Pape Clement Blanc 2007

Bordeaux
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£178.95 per bottle
15 in stock

94 Points - Neal Martin

You cannot escape just how lovely this bouquet is. Touches of white flowers, vanilla pod, custard creme, mango and a touch of lime. Wonderful definition. The palate is medium-bodied, fine tannins, real depth of flavour here with the oak interwoven into the plush, oaky texture (showing less of the petrol aromas it exhibited at birth.) It will need time for that oak to subsume itself entirely, but it is a really beautiful Blanc '07.

Taste & Aroma

Score:94

You cannot escape just how lovely this bouquet is. Touches of white flowers, vanilla pod, custard creme, mango and a touch of lime. Wonderful definition. The palate is medium-bodied, fine tannins, real depth of flavour here with the oak interwoven into the plush, oaky texture (showing less of the petrol aromas it exhibited at birth.) It will need time for that oak to subsume itself entirely, but it is a really beautiful Blanc '07.

Neal Martin on May 1st, 2010

Producer

Located in Pessac-Léognan, Château Pape Clément one of the oldest estates in Bordeaux, with records of vineyard plantings going back to 1300. Today the vineyards are planted predominately with Cabernet Sauvignon (approximately 60%) and Merlot. In 1939 vigneron Paul Montagne took over the château and with the help of the brilliant oenologist Émile Peynaud by 1949 the results of their efforts were starting to show. Following his father’s death, Léo Montagne took over the property with Bernard Magrez (owner of Château La Tour Carne) and they enrolled the help of wine winemaker Michel Rolland as a consultant. Today, Château Pape Clément produces one of the best red wines in Bordeaux. The château also produces a celebrated white wine, Château Pape Clément Blanc which is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle.

Château Pape Clement

Region

Bordeaux is not only the most famous wine producing region in France but in the world, with the most prestigious châteaux and wines in the industry. Its history dates back to the Roman times and today is the largest producing region of fine wines. Vineyards in Bordeaux are known by châteaux and therefore the name of each individual château is an important brand. 

Many top wines are sold ‘En Primeur’ meaning that they are sold in the barrel prior to bottling. Almost 90% of the wine produced in Bordeaux is red (called ‘Claret’ in the UK) from over 8,500 producers. The main reason for the success of the wine production in Bordeaux is the perfect combination of climate, with long hours of sunshine ideal for ripening the grapes and well-draining gravel soil. Appellations are an important part of the Bordeaux culture and the region has 54 appellations recognized by the AOC, the Appellation d’Origine Controlle.

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