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Pape Clément 1996

Label
RegionBordeaux
SubregionPessac-Leognan
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyMerlot/Cabernet Sauvignon

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
Bordeaux1996Pape ClémentBT2 \ 0241,350.001294 RP2415094.0094.00Pape Clement Rouge0.7510
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Tasting Notes

94
Robert Parker, Bordeaux Book (4), December 2003
90
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (122), April 1999

Following a clasic Graves aromatic profile of weedy tobacco, smoke, fruitcake, and red and black currants, this dense, rich, medium-bodied 1996 reveals outstanding purity and ripeness, as well as glorious levels of finesse and complexity. It is not a Muscular, weighty wine, but rather, one of precision and delicacy. The tannin is sweet, but the 1996 Pape-Clement is capable of lasting two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2002-2020.

90/92
Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (115), February 1998

Very light nose. Very dusty tannins becoming even more evident as the fruit fades. But there is a convincing middle to this wine. Quite a kick. Mellifluous texture. Drink 2005-12.

16.5
Jancis Robinson MW, JancisRobinson.com, September 2006
91+
Farr Vintners, 1996 Bordeaux Blind Tasting 8/9/2006, September 2006
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