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Château Pape Clément 2012 – Grand Cru Classé de Graves

£365 per 6 bottles In Bond

“This is truly great wine and not far off their magnificent 2005 and 2010.” – 97 points, Robert Parker

Chateau Pape Clement has long been considered one of the best wines in Pessac-Leognan, just a step behind Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion and it is capable of producing First Growth quality wines in great vintages. In 2012 we have a great vintage for Graves and Pomerol and a truly world-class wine from Pape Clement, one of four of the top rated wines of the vintage with 97 points from Robert Parker, and the highest scoring Graves of the vintage. It is ranked equally alongside La Violette (£2,800/6) Hosanna (£560/6) and Latour (which has not yet been released) and above Chateaux Haut Brion (£1650/6) and La Mission Haut Brion (£950/6). Robert Parker loves the 2012 commenting that “This is truly great wine and not far off their magnificent 2005 and 2010.” Whilst the 2005 vintage and 2010 are currently priced at £800 and £900 per 6 bottles in bond respectively and its co-scoring wines in 2012 are considerably more expensive, Pape Clement 2012 stands out as an absolute must-have wine at just £365 per 6.

Below a market price comparison table:

Vintage

Wine

WA Score

Price per 6

2012

La Violette

97

£2,800.00

2012

Hosanna

97

£560.00

2012

Latour

97

N/A

2012

Pape Clement

97

£365.00

2012

Haut Brion

96

£1,650.00

2012

La Mission Haut Brion

96

£950.00

Please do let us know if you would like to secure a few cases. This is genuinely one of those offers that you cannot afford to miss.

Chateau Pape Clement 2012 @ £365 per 6 bottles In Bond

“The iconic 2012 Pape Clement is a candidate for near-perfection as well as one of the wines of the vintage. From proprietor Bernard Magrez, this is a blend of 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. This extraordinary vineyard (a few miles to the west of Haut Brion and La Mission Haut Brion) has hit all the highlights of this vintage. Interestingly, the quality of the Pomerols and Graves wines in 2012 is closer to what one would consider a great vintage than the general image of 2012. This is truly great wine and not far off their magnificent 2005 and 2010. Full-bodied, with rich cassis, subtle burning embers and spice followed by velvety, well-integrated tannins, the wine is lush, expansive, savory and profound. This is a remarkable wine that could be drunk at a reasonably young age, but should cellar brilliantly for a quarter-century. Yields were modest at 37 hectoliters per hectare from this 132-acre estate. The alcohol level came in at 13.5%.”

Drink 2015-2040.

97 points, Robert Parker

15 cases in stock and ready for immediate delivery/transfer.