Château Pape Clément is one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux. The vineyard was planted by Bertrand de Goth who would become Pope Clement V in 1305. The Bordeaux Archbishopry oversaw the vineyard until the French Revolution. In the 1980s, Bernard Magrez, an entrepreneur passionate about wine, took over the Château and built an unprecedented international reputation for it.
The sensational, traditional and classic wine, which has been produced in the same vineyards for over 7 centuries, is blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot and cabernet franc.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (RP): 92
"One of the stars of the vintage, this blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot reveals sweet burning ember, charcoal, barbecue smoke, black currant, plum, and graphite notes. This opulent, impressively endowed, medium to full-bodied 2007 possesses sweet tannin and a long finish. It can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years."
Stephen Tanzer (ST): 92
"Medium ruby-red. Exotic aromas of currant, plum, tobacco, minerals, smoke and spices, complicated by hints of cherry-cola and pepper. At once generous and juicy, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic character and a strong impression of soil to the flavors of candied redcurrant, tobacco and spices. Finishes broad and long, with a fine dusting of sweet tannins. Very strong for the year."