Pape Clement Blanc 2019

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Tasting Notes

A blend of 46% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 14% Sauvignon Gris, the 2019 Blanc was harvested from the 30th of August to the 13th of September. It was vinified in various types of vessels. Sixty percent was fermented in French oak barrels of varying capacities ranging from 225 to 500 liters, 22% of which were new. Seven percent was fermented in concrete eggs. Seventeen percent was fermented in large, French oak foudres, with 44% new. And 16% was fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The nose of this nascent beauty was locked up tight for the first few minutes, eventually unfurling to offer subtle scents of fresh pineapple, green guava, kumquat and lemon zest with an emerging core of honey-drizzled white peach, chopped almonds and oyster shells plus a waft of baker's yeast. Medium-bodied, the palate is beautifully nuanced and poised, delivering fantastic intensity with a racy backbone and gorgeous satiny texture, finishing with epic length. Stunning.

Score: 95 - 97

Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, 18 June 2020

Always up with the top whites in a vintage, the 2019 Château Pape Clement Blanc sports a light gold hue to go with an exotic bouquet of honeyed grapefruit, citrus, flowers, and brioche. It's beautifully done, medium to full-bodied, and has bright acidity and a great finish. It's a terrific, complex, layered white.

Score: 94 - 96

Jeb Dunnuck, 11 June 2020

The 2019 Pape Clément Blanc is rich and creamy, but also restrained. Jasmine, green pear and white pepper add pretty aromatic top notes. With good texture and depth, the 2019 is not as rich or heavy as it can be, and that is a good thing. Tasted two times.

Score: 91 - 93

Antonio Galloni, 01 June 2020

The 2019 Clémentin de Pape Clément Blanc has quite an intense bouquet that oddly reminded me of a white Rhône, touches of praline infusing the light peach and orange zest aromas. The palate has a pleasant spiciness on the entry. Quite saline in the mouth, harmonious with an uncomplicated but vibrant finish. Fine.

Score: 89 - 91

Neal Martin, Maturity: 2023 - 2030 01 June 2020

Finely balanced between richly textured and restrained savoury white pear and citrus fruits. Walks the line between the two, far more successful to my taste than it did perhaps a decade ago, when this was a bigger style of white. You can clearly tell that this has impact and confidence, but it is beautifully complex and well-put together. Fermented in barrel, large sized oak casks and (15%) in cement egg-shaped vats. Harvest August 30 to September 12. Consultant Michel Rolland. Tasted twice two weeks apart.

Score: 94

Jane Anson, Maturity: 2021-2032 30 May 2020

Lots of tangy fruit and beautiful depth. It’s full-bodied, yet racy and very, very long. So much salty and sliced-apple character here. Excellent minerality and intensity.

Score: 96 - 97

James Suckling, 30 April 2020