Chateau Pape Clement 2015 Pessac-Leognan, Grand Cru Classe

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Chateau Pape Clément owes its name to its most illustrious owner. Known to be one of the oldest Bordeaux Grands Crus, the estate’s vineyard was established by Bertrand de Goth, who in 1305 became Pope Clément V, the name which was subsequently given to the Château. The first harvest there took place in 1252, laying the foundations for an outstanding cultural heritage. It was in 1980 that Bernard Magrez acquired the estate. Since then, he has endeavored to pay his respects to it daily and to glorify this magnificent property which has witnessed part of France’s history. Grapes are hand harvested, sorting first in the vineyard. Then manual destemming berry by berry and use of a sorting table to only pristine fruit. A cold maceration is followed by a 30-40 day fermentation/maceration. The wine aged in oak barrels for 18 months. 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. James Suckling scored this 99 points saying “The clarity to this wine is impressive. Wealth of dark-pl…

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