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Château Pape-Clement

Château Pape-Clement is a 74-acre estate in Pessac. It is a Grand Cru of the Graves classification. The château is named after Pope Clement V, the 14th-century French pope who caused a major upheaval in the Catholic church when he briefly moved the papacy to Avignon. After the French Revolution the estate was sold to private owners. The vineyards were destroyed in 1939 by a hailstorm. A local agricultural engineer, Paul Montaigne, bought it and restored the vineyards. Today it is owned and operated by Bernard Magrez, who is Montaigne’s heir. The vineyards are planted to 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and 42% Merlot. About 45,000 bottles are produced annually. The second wine is Clementin du Pape Clement. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Pape-Clement “one of the quintessentially elegant, complex, and most distinctive wines of Bordeaux.”

1961 Château Pape-Clement

Light capsule condition issue; mid shoulder fill; light label condition issue

RP  92   
MB  ***   

2001 Château Pape-Clement

Light label condition issue

RP  95   
WS  90   
ST  90   

2009 Château Pape-Clement

Light label condition issue

JS  98   
RP  95   
WS  95   
VN  93-96   

2010 Château Pape-Clement

RP  100   
WS  95   
ST  94+    
JS  94-95   
2 available
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2016 Château Pape-Clement

JS  98   
JD  97   
WA  96   
WS  96   
VN  96   
WE  95   
JR  17   
2 available
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2016 Château Pape-Clement

JS  98   
JD  97   
WA  96   
WS  96   
VN  96   
WE  95   
JR  17