2001, Pape Clement

Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux, France
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

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Score: 95

Drinking Dates: 2008-2020

Critic: Robert Parker

Tasted: 30-Jun-2004

This wine stands out as a sensational effort just a few years away from full maturity. A 50/50 blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine displays loads of scorched earth and smoky barbecue scents along with blueberry, black raspberry and black currant. The wine is expansive, has a savory, broad palate and a full-bodied mouthfeel, yet possesses vivid purity and uplift. The tannins are still present, but they are sweet and well-integrated. This wine should hit full maturity in another year or two and last for at least 20 more years.