2017 Château Pape Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

This has remarkable volume, yet is also really fresh and fine and so much elegance. There's notes of small peaches and preserved lemons and a hint of spice. Brilliant. This wine is strictly limited to 6 bottles per client.

Critic score
97.5/100
Pricing
Bottle
En primeur
In stock
£123.20
Case, 6 Bottles
En primeur
In stock
£739.20

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Pessac-Léognan, Graves, Bordeaux, France
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2028
  • Colour
    White
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2017 Château Pape Clément Blanc, Pessac-Léognan

TASTING NOTES

Rich lemon and grapefruit on the nose. Full and broad on the palate but with much better freshness than in the past. Powerful but not heavy. Has the lovely waxy depth that the Sémillon brings. Full in the mouth. Lovely sour-citrus finish. This is really a revolution and a massive improvement in style.

Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com (April 2018)
17/20

This is so serious with incredible density and a chewy texture. Focused and tight. Layered and fascinating. Lots of minerals and lemon rind. Great young white. Can’t wait to see it after its elevage.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (April 2018)
(97—98)/100