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Pape Clément Blanc 2019

Grape VarietySauvignon Blanc/Semillon

The rare dry white wine of Chateau Pape Clement is made from around 50:50 Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc with a touch of Sauvignon Gris and Muscadelle. Made from an 18 hectare plot.

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux2019Pape Clément BlancBT501,118.001291/93 NM60124.2222213333393.0091.00Pape Clement Blanc0.75
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Tasting Notes

The 2019 Pape Clément Blanc has an attractive bouquet with scents of caramelised pear, peach skin and light waxy aromas. As usual, the oak is a little more prominent here compared to its peers. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, subtle guava and lychee notes on the entry, perhaps even a little Muscat towards the finish. I would have just liked more complexity and mineralité to be expressed on the aftertaste. Tasted twice. 2024 - 2037

Neal Martin, vinous.com, June 2020

A blend of 46% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Gris, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from the 30th of August to the 13th of September. It was vinified in various types of vessels. Sixty percent was fermented in French oak barrels of varying capacities ranging from 225 to 500 liters, 22% of which were new. Seven percent was fermented in concrete eggs. Seventeen percent was fermented in large, French oak foudres, with 44% new. And 16% was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The nose of this nascent beauty was locked up tight for the first few minutes, eventually unfurling to offer subtle scents of fresh pineapple, green guava, kumquat and lemon zest with an emerging core of honey-drizzled white peach, chopped almonds and oyster shells plus a waft of baker's yeast. Medium-bodied, the palate is beautifully nuanced and poised, delivering fantastic intensity with a racy backbone and gorgeous satiny texture, finishing with epic length. Stunning.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (June 2020 ), June 2020

Lots of tangy fruit and beautiful depth. It’s full-bodied, yet racy and very, very long. So much salty and sliced-apple character here. Excellent minerality and intensity.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, May 2020

The 2019 Pape Clément Blanc is rich and creamy, but also restrained. Jasmine, green pear and white pepper add pretty aromatic top notes. With good texture and depth, the 2019 is not as rich or heavy as it can be, and that is a good thing. Tasted two times.

Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, June 2020

A blend of 46% Sauvignon Blanc, 14% Sauvignon Gris and 40% Semillon. Passion fruit and mango on a tropical, powerful nose that has a real hit of vanilla. The palate by contrast is firm and taut, with mouthwatering acid cut that makes the fruit more citrus in character. The finish is lime-driven and very acid at this stage, showing quite a hit of incense and spice. This will likely need some time to flesh out.

Farr Vintners, Farr Tasting, June 2020
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