Clémentin de Pape Clément Rouge 2018 - A.O.C Pessac-Léognan
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Score dans le Guide Parker
Robert Parker
Score de Wine Enthusiast
Wine Enthusiast
Score de The Wine Insider
Jeff Leve

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Clémentin de Pape Clement strides confidently out of the glass with classic scents of ripe blackcurrants, juicy black plums and cedar chest, plus touches of graphite, bay leaves, unsmoked cigars and espresso. The medium-bodied, elegantly styled palate (13.5% alcohol) has a lot of grace and presence for a second wine, featuring finely grained tannins and seamless freshness to support the bright, black fruit flavors, finishing on a minerally note.
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With its structure balanced by textured black-currant fruits and acidity, this is an attracrtive second wine. Poise and freshness are matched by the tannins and dry core. Drink the wine from 2023.
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Smoke, espresso and toffee aromas come along with soft, red fruits, making this a really nice, early drinking, soft textured charmer.
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The Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest Grands Crus of Bordeaux. Its vineyard, whose first harvest took place in 1252, was established in the thirteenth century by Bertrand de Got, youngest son of a noble family from the Bordeaux region. The Archbishop of Bordeaux, Bertrand de Got became Pope in 1305, under the name of Clement V. The Château took he’s name and its wine has become an icon.

Since the early 1980s, Bernard Magrez is at the head of the property. The year 1985, marks the definitive return to quality production, boosted by the talents of consultant oenologist Michel Rolland. The new barrel cellars opened in the year 2003, followed in 2007 by the renovation of the vat with oak vats. Bernard Magrez strives to allow the exceptional terroir of Château Pape Clément to continue to evolve through time and express the finesse that made the reputation of his wines. It is in 2009 that these efforts will be rewarded by the legendary rating of 100/100 by the critic Robert Parker for the Château Pape Clément blanc followed by the same grade for the Château Pape Clément rouge the following year. Thanks to hard work, constant questioning, the alliance of tradition and innovation and a remarkable terroir, Château Pape Clément, Grand Cru Classé de Graves continues to amaze wine lovers every year with an exceptional quality.

Technical sheet

  • The producer
    Château Pape Clément
  • Type of wine
    Second wine
  • Appellation
  • Superficy
    50 hectares
  • Age of the vines
    30 years
  • Harvests
    100% hand harvested
  • Barrels
    20% of new barrels
  • When should you drink it?
    Drink between 2024 and 2035
  • Wine apogee
  • How is it now?
    Too young, should age more
  • Service temperature

The vineyard

This Red wine (Second wine) from Pessac-Léognan is made with a vineyard that has an area of 50 hectares by Château Pape Clément. The average age of the vines is 30 years. The harvest for this wine are 100% hand harvested.

Into the cellars

This wine has remained 16 months in Oak barrels. For this wine, the estate has made the choice to incorporate 20% of new barrels.


The AOC Pessac-Léognan is a fairly recent appellation since it dates from 1987. However, it has a very old terroir dating from the Middle Ages. Located on the southern and south-western edges of Bordeaux, the appellation includes all of the Grands Crus Classés des Graves, including the legendary Château Haut-Brion. It produces many red wines and some dry white wines (265 ha).
Composed of gravel, gravel, rolled pebbles, sands and clays, the soil allows red grape varieties (cabernet-sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, malbec) and white grape varieties (sauvignon and semillon) have a typical expression. It is this combination that gives its peculiar style to Pessac-Léognan wines.