Peter Maude Fine Wines
2019, Château Pape Clement, PESSAC-LÉOGNAN Blanc, Grand Cru Classe des Graves
Bordeaux Blend: Semillion, Sauvignon Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Muscadelle.
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.
Finely balanced between richly textured and restrained savoury white pear and citrus fruits. Walks the line between the two, far more successful to my taste than it did perhaps a decade ago, when this was a bigger style of white. You can clearly tell that this has impact and confidence, but it is beautifully complex and well-put together.
94 Jane Anson, Decanter
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.
96-97 James Suckling.
Drinking Window: 2021 - 2032.