Pape Clément dates back to 1252 and was owned by the same wine-loving pope who made Châteauneuf-du-Pape famous, but it now uses drones and satellite technology in the quest for perfection. They have very nearly achieved it this year, with a potential 99 point score from Jeb Dunnuck, who describes it as "ranking with the top wines of the vintage".
We certainly found it one of the most intense and concentrated examples we tasted this year and we loved it. Neal Martin sums this up perfectly by describing "pure blackberry, cedar, mint and violet aromas, quite discreet but paradoxically intense" (95-97 points).
Bordeaux En Primeur, landing in spring 2023
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