2019 Chateau PAPE CLEMENT Bordeaux Red Pessac-Leognan


The search for excellence without any compromise has always been the watchword of this great adventure and of this pleasure that is mine: producing great wines and beautiful emotions. —Bernard Magrez
750 ML | 13% ABV
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Sustainable agriculture is an agricultural production system whose goal is to optimize the potential yield of the plant and the economic result by taking into account the characteristics of the environment (soil, climate, proximity to surface water, etc.)

+ This key mission is led by the head of our Research and Development department, who is also a Doctor of Oenology: “For us, sustainable viticulture is the correct use of chemical inputs according to the real needs of the plant. The objective is to find a balance between the preservation of the environment and the production of quality grapes”
Since its first harvest in 1252, the wines have gained international renown, thanks to the special character of this unique estate.


Located in Pessac, Château Pape Clément belongs to the Pessac-Léognan appellation contrôlée and the wider Graves wine region. Containing exceptional soils, the estate’s superb terroir creates a synergy between passion and work. Each plot, vine and grape is carefully tended according to vine-growing tenets developed over centuries.

This terroir stretches over three plots surrounding the Château and benefits from both ancestral savoir-faire and cutting-edge technology. In enhancing it but also respecting it, we seek to ensure that it continues to offer us its purest quintessential qualities.

Jeb Dunnuck – 98 points

As to the Grand Vin 2019 Château Pape Clement, it reveals a dense purple hue to go with stunning aromatics of crème de cassis, graphite, lead pencil shavings, scorched earth, and tobacco. Beautifully balanced, with flawless tannins, this full-bodied Pessac has that rare mix of elegance and power, a great mid-palate, and again, perfect balance. It’s one of the gems of the vintage and has some accessibility today given its purity and balance, yet deserves 4-5 years of bottle age and will cruise for 20-25 years or more in cold cellars. The blend is equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, brought up in two-thirds new French oak. Apr/2022)—Jeb Dunnuck

James Suckling – 97 points

Crushed-stone and berry aromas with some blackberry and black-tea character. Just a touch of smokiness. Sweet fruit, too. This is so refined, subtle, and beautiful for Pape with full body, ultra-fine tannins and a succulent finish. The center-palate is dense and complete. Goes on for minutes. So subtle and refined, focused and classy. Try after 2026. Feb/2022 —jamessuckling.com

Vinous – 97 points

The 2019 Pape Clément is just as impressive as it was en primeur. It shows all of the textural richness that is so typical of Bernard Magrez’s wines, but with an extra kick of freshness that provides energy as well as a sense of proportion. A wine of stature, the 2019 is so classy. Succulent black cherry, plum, mocha, new leather and licorice are all beautifully delineated. But more than anything else, I find the wine’s energy really impressive. This is a fabulous vintage for Pape Clément. Tasted two times.
Jan/2022) —Antonio Galloni

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