2019 Château Pape Clément Blanc Pre-Arrival

$122.99

3 in stock

Appellation: Pessac-Léognan Blanc

Ratings: JS-97  RP 95-97  WE 94-96  DC-94

Size: 750 ml

3 in stock

Description

97    James Suckling
“Aromas of green apple, lime, kumquat, fresh thyme, flint, stone and oyster shell. It’s medium-bodied with tangy acidity and a saline, mineral and zesty palate. Vibrant and intense. So much energy and freshness. Lots of vivid acidity. Tight at the end. Give this another three to four years of bottle.” (2/2022)

95-97    Lisa Perrotti-Brown for Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“A blend of 46% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Gris, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from the 30th of August to the 13th of September. It was vinified in various types of vessels. Sixty percent was fermented in French oak barrels of varying capacities ranging from 225 to 500 liters, 22% of which were new. Seven percent was fermented in concrete eggs. Seventeen percent was fermented in large, French oak foudres, with 44% new. And 16% was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The nose of this nascent beauty was locked up tight for the first few minutes, eventually unfurling to offer subtle scents of fresh pineapple, green guava, kumquat and lemon zest with an emerging core of honey-drizzled white peach, chopped almonds and oyster shells plus a waft of baker’s yeast. Medium-bodied, the palate is beautifully nuanced and poised, delivering fantastic intensity with a racy backbone and gorgeous satiny texture, finishing with epic length. Stunning.” (6/2020)

94-96    Roger Voss for Wine Enthusiast
“This fine wine shows rich tropical fruit balanced by fine acidity. As is normal with this estate, the wine’s wood aging characters show, but the rich fruit is perfectly capable of matching the oak in intensity. It will certainly age well.” (6/2020)

94    Jane Anson for Decanter
“Finely balanced between richly textured and restrained savoury white pear and citrus fruits. Walks the line between the two, far more successful to my taste than it did perhaps a decade ago, when this was a bigger style of white. You can clearly tell that this has impact and confidence, but it is beautifully complex and well-put together. Fermented in barrel, large sized oak casks and (15%) in cement egg-shaped vats. Harvest August 30 to September 12. Consultant Michel Rolland. Tasted twice two weeks apart.” (6/2020)

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 3 × 3 × 13 in

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