See Decanter experts' rating, tasting notes and drinking window for Château Pape Clément 2014.

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Overall rating:

Points 94

Château Pape Clément

Drink:2023 - 2035

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Château Pape Clément 2014

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This product is featured in: Bordeaux 2014: Pessac-Leognan reds.

Decanter average score for Château Pape Clément (Pessac-Leognan, Grand Cru Classé):

This is a restrained version of Pape Clément compared to some vintages, and for me all the more successful because of it. Fine but firm tannins, there is a grip and lovely hold to the fruits, which in turn are dark, brambly, bilberry and cassis. Great potential for medium to long term. Without the swagger that the château displays in 2009 or 2010, but I love the stylistic expression here, from 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Good yields also, 45 hl/h, so it is concentrated but not overly so.
Drink: 2023-2035