Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château Pape Clément Blanc, Grands Crus Classés de Graves

$194 ex. GST
$223.10 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $242.31

Last Year EP $214.00-

The rare dry white wine of Château Pape Clément.
2023 the blend is 60% Savignon Blanc, 35% Semillon, 4% Sauvignon Gris and 1% Muscadelle. 

Dense and tight with a solid core of sliced Meyer lemon, lime and green apple. It's full and very compact with a phenolic texture that runs the length of the wine. Slightly chewy, yet, it's long and persistent with a mineral and bitter citrus undertone at the end.
96-97 James Suckling.

The 2023 Pape Clément Blanc is another strong vintage for a wine that has been in transition for a few years now. There's still plenty of textural richness in the Blanc, but less of the tropical character and flamboyance of some past years. Orange peel, mint, dried herbs, chamomile and crushed flowers open gracefully. All the elements are so well balanced.
93-95 Antonio Galloni.

Pale gold colour, good grip, plenty of rise through the palate, waves of nectarine, peach pit, kiwi, saffron, mint leaf. Has structure and depth through the mid palate, coupled with fresh acidity, and can age.
94 Jane Anson.

The 2023 Pape Clément Blanc is very charming and well-defined with yellow fruit, chamomile and light almond aromas. The palate is fresher than I have found in recent vintages with quince, touches of lychee and citrus peel. There's commendable linearity on the finish. This should age well in bottle but will certainly give immediate pleasure for those with less patience or time.
91-93 Neal Martin.

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