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Chateau Pape Clément

Address: Château Pape Clément 216, avenue du Dr N Pénard 33600 Pessac France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 57 26 38 38

Website: www.pape-clement.com

Email: chateau@pape-clement.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Grand Cru Classé de Graves (red only), Pessac-Léognan, 32.5ha, gravelly-sand & clay

Vineyards: Red: Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot Noir 40%. White: Savignon Blanc 45%, Sémillon 45%, Muscadelle 10%


The estate really is named after a pope, Pape Clément V, who not only had the papal court moved to Avignon in the early 14th century but was once – as Archbishop of Bordeaux – the passionately involved owner of the vineyard. When his papal duties forced him to give up the property, it was passed down through successive Bordeaux Archbishops right up until the French Revolution. During the 19th century, the estate reached a peak under the far-sighted management of Jean-Baptiste Clerc, yet it was a severely battered property Paul Montagne acquired in 1939, two years after the great frost. It is he and today’s owners, descendants Léo Montagne and Bernard Magrez, who must take credit for its reputation today.


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Tasting notes:

2008 en primeur

2007 panel tasting

2007 en primeur

2006 en primeur

2005 panel tasting

2005 en primeur

2008 en primeur white

2007 en primeur white

2007 panel tasting white

2007 panel tasting white

2006 en primeur white

2005 en primeur white

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