Château Pape-Clément 2008
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Château Pape-Clément 2008
HK$ 850
(Price per Unit)
Appellation
Pessac Leognan
Vintage
2008
Type
Red
Size
Bottle (0.75 L)
Quantity
A Total of
CHATEAU
The story of Pape-Clement dates back to the 13th century, when Bertrand de Goth, then Archbishop of Bordeaux, received the land as a gift. Elected Pope in 1306, he took the name Clement V and renamed the property ""Pape-Clement"" before leave to the clergy of Bordeaux, which kept the production for own consumption.

After the revolution, the estate experienced a long succession of owners, which seems to lead to slow decay, then a painful episode of hail in 1937, which almost definitively put an end to its history. Fortunately, the land is purchased in 1939 by agronomist Paul Mountagne, who marks the renaissance of the chateau by replanting the vineyards and refurbishing the cellar before handing over to his son Leo. Since 1953, good vintages flourished again successfully, but once again, in 1975, a deficit of investment affected the quality for a decade.

When Bernard Magrez, an iconic figure of Bordeaux acquired a part of it in 1985, the wine reached back the steady quality it could display in the past. This return to the circle of the great wines of Bordeaux was conducted of the famous winemaker consultant Michel Rolland. He opened separate winemaking according to parcels or grape varieties to enhance the complexity and sophistication to the wines.
With the same micro-climate as its neighbor Haut-Brion, Pape Clement produces very aromatic red wines, soft and incredibly refined.

60% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot

To drink till 2027
The grapes are initially sorted in the vineyard, hand-picked into small crates,
Manualy destemmed, and then put into wooden vats by gravity flow
Cool pre-fermentation maceration
Manual punching down of the cap
The wine is run off directly into new barrels via gravity flow, without any pumping.
The late harvest ensured perfect ripeness as evidenced by the sweet bouquet of black cherries, lead pencil shavings, cassis and subtle barbecue smoke. Well-balanced with good acidity, ripe tannins, medium to full body and a layered mouthfeel
Wine Spectator: 89-92
Robert Parker: 94-96
French Kisses, Super Pig-In-A-Blanket, Wild Boar and Apple Stuffing, Neufchatel, Pouligny St Pierre, Chabichou, Baked Potato
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