Château Pape Clément – Classified Growth of Graves


Pessac Leognan Rouge AOC

Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux. The vineyard was first planted in the 13th century by Bertrand de Goth, Archbishop of Bordeaux who became Pope in 1305, then took the name of Clément V. The estate produces wine in the same vineyards for over 7 centuries. In the 1980s, Bernard Magrez took over the Château and built an unprecedented international reputation for the Grand Cru Classé of Graves. Ever since, he has deployed every means possible to ensure that Château Pape Clément’s exceptional terroir continues to flourish through time and to expressthe finesse that has made its wines so famous.

Grape varieties:

51% Cabernet Sauvignon – 46% Merlot – 2% Petit Verdot – 1% Cabernet Franc


The vines are aged of 27 years and planted on clay gravels dating back to the end of the Pliocene Era and the Quaternary period.


After a manual harvest and a manual punching down, the wine is run off into French oak barrels by gravity flow during 18 months.

Tasting note:

This wine offers a franc, expressive and complex nose with fruit, spicy and floral aromas. Then the palate is intense with leather and burnt wood scents.

Food pairing:

This wine will match with fine cooked meats such as terrine of rabbit or smoked duck fillets, but it will be perfect with pan-fried boletus mushrooms and fresh herbs, white truffle risotto or roasted young partridges.


Vintage 2014: 94 Points Wine Advocate – 94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Vintage 2015: 95 Points Wine Spectator – 96 Points Wine Advocate95 Points Wine Enthusiast – 99 Points James Suckling

Vintage 2016: 95-97 Points Wine Advocate – 95-97 Points Wine Enthusiast


216 Avenue Dr Nancel Penard, 33600 Pessac, France
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Wine type

Red wine


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