'Clémentin' de Pape Clément, Rouge Pessac Leognan 2012 (750ml)

The illustrious Château Pape Clément does not have to be ashamed of his little brother: Pape Clément's 'Clémentin' quickly established himself among the best references in Pessac-Léognan, dating from the Middle Ages. >>>
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<<< Owned by Bernard Magrez, the estate benefits from the advice of oenologist Michel Rolland. The red vineyard has 50 hectares - half cabernet-sauvignon, half merlot, complemented by petit verdot and cabernet franc. These wines testify to a remarkable quality and express the smoky notes of their terroir, with vanilla nuances. On 7 hectares of clayey gravel, the estate produces an excellent wine typical of Sauvignon Blanc, while the grape variety is rather dominated by Sémillon. Essentially vinified in oak barrels and the rest in ovoid concrete vats, then matured for 16 months, the wine shows a modern face while elegance, on wonderful exotic aromas tinged with musk, with a nice fat. While clearly distinguished by its own style, it is among the best white wines of Bordeaux.