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Chateau Pape Clement 2020

$109.95
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14.00% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2020
  • WS 95
  • WE 96
  • WA 94
  • DEC 95
  • JD 95
  • JS 98
  • VIN 98
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    Nestled in the renowned Pessac-Léognan region, the Chateau Pape Clement 2020 stands as a monumental blend, characterized by its deep garnet-purple color and a harmonious combination of power and elegance. The wine, born from the historic vineyards of Chateau Pape Clément, is a testament to the winery’s commitment to quality and tradition. This 2020 vintage continues to uphold the prestigious legacy of the chateau, which has been celebrated for its exceptional Bordeaux wines. Drink from 2026.

    As you pour Chateau Pape Clement into a glass, its rich, deep red color immediately captivates the eye, suggesting a dense, concentrated wine waiting to unfold its complexities. The visual allure of chateau pape clement wine is just a prelude to the aromatic experience. The nose is treated to an intricate mix of aromas—blackberry and iodine are at the forefront, suggesting a robust profile. These primary scents are complemented by undertones of crushed stone, black pepper, and graphite, which add an earthy complexity to the bouquet. The subtle hint of raw mushroom introduces a unique, organic layer to the overall aroma, making the wine intriguingly complex and inviting.

    On the palate, Chateau Pape Clement 2020 is unapologetically full-bodied and powerful. The texture is predominantly shaped by medium, fine tannins that are soft yet pronounced, giving the wine a powdery, luxurious feel. These tannins unfurl in the mouth, revealing a balanced structure that supports the wine’s bold flavors. Dominant notes of dark fruits, sweet fruit, such as blackberries and black cherries, drive the flavor profile, providing a rich fruit base that is both intense and gratifying. Layered with these are smoky nuances and a distinct note of roasted espresso, which adds depth and sophistication. Additional flavors of cigar wrapper and licorice weave through the wine with perfect balance, contributing to its complex, multi-dimensional character.

    The finish of this Chateau Clement wine is as remarkable as its beginning—polished, lingering, and intense. It leaves behind flavors of dark chocolate and an almost saline, mineral-like quality, reminiscent of blood iron. This unique finish not only provides an enduring taste experience but also hints at the wine’s aging potential, suggesting that it will develop more nuanced flavors over time.

    The 2020 Chateau Pape Clement has garnered high praise from wine critics, reflecting its exceptional craftsmanship and standout qualities. It has scored an impressive 98 points from both James Suckling and Vinous, who describe the wine as muscular and statuesque, a rare vintage that shows both power and vertical structure. Such reviews underscore the wine’s capacity for aging, with tannins that promise to soften beautifully, enhancing the wine’s complexity and appeal as it matures.

    The accolades continue with a 96-point score from Wine Enthusiast, highlighting the wine’s promising tannins and rich black fruit concentration. The critic notes the wine’s potential for development, anticipating a fine balance and structure that will emerge as the wine ages. Similarly, Wine Advocate and Decanter have provided high ratings, pointing to the wine’s depth, richness, and well-executed tannic structure, which together forecast a bright future for this vintage.

    Chateau du pape Clément 2020, with its rich profile and structured tannins, pairs splendidly with hearty dishes that can match its intensity. Ideal companions include roasted red meats, game, and dishes with earthy flavors such as truffles or mushrooms. The wine also complements hard cheeses, which can balance its tannic heft. When serving, decanting the wine for at least an hour before serving is recommended, as this allows it to breathe and fully express its aromatic and flavor complexities.

    Discover the prestigious Château du Pape Clément, home to the acclaimed Château Pape Clément wine. This revered estate produces Château red wine, known for its exquisite ch Pape Clement and Château Clement labels. Each bottle of Château Pape Clement wine and Pape Clement wine encapsulates the essence of the Bordeaux region. The Clément V legacy thrives in every glass, particularly in the Pape Clément 2020. Esteemed as a Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé 2020, this wine exemplifies the grandeur and historical depth of its lineage, offering a tasting experience that resonates with both tradition and excellence.

    The esteemed Château Pape Clement, created by the 14th-century Pope Clement V, has long been managed by the archbishops of Bordeaux, infusing a rich historical essence into each vintage of Pape Clement. Renowned for its ripe black fruit flavors and a full-bodied richness, the estate’s wines, such as the en primeur offerings, are crafted to evolve beautifully with years of bottle age. The medium to full-bodied vintages from this vineyard consistently reflect the legacy of Clement V, offering a profound depth and complexity that are hallmarks of this storied estate.

    Previous vintages Chateau Pape Clement 2019 and Chateau Pape Clement 2019 vintages showcase a robust depth, while the Château Pape Clement 2020 builds on this foundation with an added layer of elegance and structural complexity, presenting a compelling comparison between these exceptional years.

    Discover the prestigious Chateau Clément, home to the acclaimed Château Pape Clément wine. This revered estate produces Chateau red wine, known for its exquisite ch Pape Clement and Château Clement labels. Each bottle of Château Pape Clement wine and Pape Clement wine encapsulates the essence of the Bordeaux region. The Clément V legacy thrives in every glass, particularly in the Pape Clément 2020. Esteemed as a Château Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan Grand Cru Classé 2020, this wine exemplifies the grandeur and historical depth of its lineage, offering a tasting experience that resonates with both tradition and excellence.

    The 2020 Pape Clement is a wine of remarkable depth and purity, embodying the elegance, power, and complexity of Bordeaux’s finest offerings. Its blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc delivers a symphony of flavors that are both compelling and harmoniously integrated. As it stands, the wine is a testament to the skilled artistry of the winemakers at Château Pape Clément and is destined to evolve beautifully over the coming decades.

    Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future enjoyment, Chateau Pape Clement 2020 is a wine that promises to captivate and delight, making it a worthy addition to any connoisseur’s collection. Its critical acclaim and the profound tasting experience it offers ensure that this wine will not only meet but exceed the expectations of those who appreciate the subtleties of a well-crafted Bordeaux.

    19 reviews for Chateau Pape Clement 2020

    1. Gregory Wyatt

      The Château Pape Clément Clémentin de Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan is a favorite of mine. Its flavors of dark fruit and leather are a perfect pairing.

    2. Gary Calloway

      The Chateau Pape Clement 2020 has a robust flavor profile. You’ll taste earthy undertones and a delightful hint of black cherry.

    3. Vincent Kwon

      This chateau red wine is a delightful mix of red fruit and mushroom flavors. It’s a wine that’s full of surprises.

    4. Michael Evans

      The smoke and pepper flavors in this Château du Pape Clément wine add a spicy kick. It’s a great choice for adventurous palates.

    5. Michael Jacob

      The Chateau Pape Clement wine is a flavor journey with notes of fig and dark chocolate. It’s a decadent treat.

    6. Matthew Lucas

      The Chateau Pape Clement wine is a blend of cigar and mint flavors. It’s a wine that’s sure to impress.

    7. Lucille White

      The Château Pape Clément 2020 is a joyful blend of strawberry and graphite. It’s a wine that’s full of character.

    8. Jennifer Chalmers

      This Château Pape Clément Clémentin de Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan wine has an enticing coffee flavor. It’s a robust choice for any occasion.

    9. Michael Henderson

      I’m impressed by the Pape Clément 2020. Its hint of raspberry and clove is simply irresistible.

    10. Alexis Heng

      This chateau wine is a flavor bomb of cassis and eucalyptus. It’s a unique taste experience you won’t forget.

    11. Mary Rutledge

      This Château du Pape Clément wine is a unique mix of prune and baking spice flavors. It’s a wine that will leave you intrigued.

    12. William Cochran

      I can’t get enough of this chateau red wine. Its blackcurrant and blueberry flavors are truly refreshing.

    13. Tracy Cartagena

      The Château Pape Clément Clémentin de Pape Clément Pessac-Léognan is a robust wine with a touch of minerals. It’s a wine that’s full of depth and complexity.

    14. James Krueger

      The Pape Clément 2020 is a smooth sip with a dominant plum flavor. It’s a wine that will leave you wanting more.

    15. Benjamin Kline

      Château du Pape Clément is a must-try for red wine enthusiasts. It’s an intoxicating blend of black fruit and tobacco accents.

    16. Elmer Clay

      The Château Pape Clément 2020 is a rich blend of chocolate and cherry flavors. It’s the perfect wine for a cozy night in.

    17. Jennifer Busse

      This chateau red wine has a surprising dash of licorice. Paired with its strong oak flavor, it’s a real treat.

    18. Abigail Hood

      The Pape Clément 2020 has a vibrant pomegranate flavor. This chateau wine is a true delight.

    19. Erin Fedezko

      I love how the Chateau Pape Clement wine has a vanilla undertone. It’s beautifully balanced with a touch of cedar.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WS 95
    Wine Spectator
    This is snazzed up with flashy toast, but there's ample mulberry, cassis and plum compote fruit to soak it up, while notes of licorice and sweet spice fill in the background. A late tug of warm earth keeps this grounded. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
    WE 96
    Wine Enthusiast
    This ancient estate, an oasis in the suburbs of Bordeaux city, offers a wine that is packed with promising tannins. The important and rich black fruits reveal concentration, density and the potential of the development of a fine balance and structure as it matures.
    WA 94
    Wine Advocate
    Aromas of rich cherries, cassis, burning embers, violets and dark chocolate introduce the 2020 Pape Clément, a medium to full-bodied, rich and fleshy wine that's ripe, layered and generously extracted but also a touch deeper and more reserved than the flashy 2019. While it would be an exaggeration to say that this estate's red wines are making much of a shift in the direction of restraint, the style is certainly less aspirational than it was a decade ago.
    DEC 95
    Decanter
    Tannic heft from the get-go, though this does have a lovely fresh, clean and precise core with a narrow, focused frame so the elements come across as quite tight and severe right now but well worked. It has class, no doubt, on the high-toned scale, potent and upfront but there's gorgeous detail and precision to the fruit, acidity and tannins. Slick and classy with lots of glamour that plays to the strengths of the vintage.
    JD 95
    Jeb Dunnuck
    I loved the 2020 Château Pape Clément, and this beauty is up there with the top wines in Pessac. Checking in as equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, aged 18 months in 90% barrels and 10% in foudre, it offers a deep purple hue to go with a powerful, concentrated profile displaying both red and black fruits, lots of spicy, chocolate, flowery incense nuances, full-bodied richness, and an almost salty, bloody character on the finish. This beauty shows the concentrated yet utterly classic, focused, elegant style of the vintage and has so much to love.
    JS 98
    James Suckling
    Lots of blackberry, iodine and crushed stone here. Some black pepper and graphite, too. Full body and medium, fine tannins that have a powdery texture and open in the mouth. So much going on. Iodine and iron undertones with some raw mushroom bring you back for more. Muscular. This is for the cellar.
    VIN 98
    Vinous
    The 2020 Pape Clément is outrageously beautiful. Dark, virile and imposing, the 2020 is a rare vintage of Pape Clément that is vertical and statuesque in feel. Dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice and cloves infuse the palate with tremendous depth. In a word: magnificent. - Antonio Galloni

    What does Chateau Pape Clement 2020 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    leather, earthy, smoke

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, red fruit, strawberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple, peach, green apple

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    plum, blackberry, cassis

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    licorice, mint, pepper

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, lemon, lemon peel

    cream, yogurt

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    rhubarb, grass, tomato leaf

    fig, prune, raisin

    pineapple

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet, lavender, perfume

    Food Pairing with Chateau Pape Clement 2020

    Our wine experts think this Red Wine Chateau Pape Clement 2020 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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