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AOP Pessac-Léognan

Château Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé de Graves 2016

€2360 Flacon de 10cl

This Graves Grand Cru Classé is an absolute delight. It boasts a richly fruity nose with notes of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry leading into licorice. This is a firm-textured Pessac-Léognan, with black fruit and licorice flavours and a beautiful tannic backbone. The very essence of elegance in a Grands Crus de Graves.

Flacon de 10cl €2360
Pessac-Léognan Château Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé de Graves 2016

Specifications

Vineyard name Château Pape Clément Grand Cru Classé de Graves
Label of origin AOP Pessac-Léognan
Vintage 2016
Grape varieties Merlot (60%), Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Petit Verdot (3%), Cabernet Franc (2%)
Tasting conditions 17 °C
Location Bordeaux
Alcohol level 14.0%

Winemaker

Bernard Magrez

Château Pape Clément’s first harvest dates back to 1252, making it one of Bordeaux oldest Grand Cru estates. Vines were planted here in the 13th century by Bertrand de Got, the youngest son of a noble Bordeaux family. In 1305, Bertrand de Goth became Pope Clement V, thus giving the château its name. In the 1980s, Bernard Magrez acquired this emblematic estate. It was the first vineyard he ever owned. Today, he is the owner of 42 vineyards in nine different countries and three other Bordeaux Grand Cru Classé estates. For the winemaking at Château Pape Clément, the teams of Bernard Magrez work in close association with the highly recognised oenologist Michel Rolland, whose expert advice enables the creation of extraordinary quality wines.

Food and wine pairings

Red meat
  • Leg of Lamb, 
  • Beef with pepper sauce
Desserts
  • Blueberry tart