2019 L'Ame de Pape Clement Graves

  • 95-97 Point Vintage, Vinous Media
  • From Bernard Magrez's Flagship Winery
  • Oldest Château in Bordeaux
  • Former Owner: Pope Clement V
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About the Wine

Welcome to the oldest wine estate in Pessac with more than 700 released vintages!

Château Pape Clement has a very long story to tell, the first vintage released was in 1252 and the estate has produced wine every year since. Previously the Château was called Domaine de la Mothe and acquired the name of Pape Clement thanks to its second owner, Gaillard de Goth brother of Bertrand de Goth who in 1305 was named Pope, Pope Clement V. Gaillar inherited the estate from his brother Bertrand and he, in turn, renamed the castle as we now know it.

The renowned Château passed through the hands of different owners, each of whom contributed something positive to the growth of the property. Since 1980, the Château could not fall into better hands than the passionate wine-lover and great wine entrepreneur Bernard Margez. For Bernard, Château Pape Clement was the beginning of his great career as a wine entrepreneur, Pape Clement is the first vineyard of 42 estates that he currently owns, including La Tour Carnet, Château Fombrauge, and Clos Haut Peyraguey.

Château Pape Clement is on the list of the Classification of Graves Wine of 1959, in which the famous Haut-Brion is also enlisted. Located in the spectacular terroir of Pessac-Leognan, this Château's nearly 150-acre vineyard is fortunate to be situated on the oldest of the alluvial terraces known as the “Pyrenean gravel bed”.

The combination of an extraordinary climate, enviable soils, wine-making practices that are constantly innovating, cutting-edge technology, and the hand of technical advisor Michelle Rolland have allowed the word “Excellence” to be synonymous with this Château; And not only we say it, but the famous wine critic Robert Parker can also assure it, in 2009 and 2019 two wines from this Château obtained perfect 100-point scores.

In addition to being careful in all aspects of the quality of the wine and vineyard, they are also environmentally responsible, and it is one of the few Châteaux certified with the highest environmental distinction according to France; the HVE 3.

L'Ame de Pape Clement is a second label from Château Pape Clement. It translates to "The Soul of Pape Clement" which is precisely what this beautiful wine is. 

This wine was born in a great year for Bordeaux. 2019 was blessed with 95-97 Points by Vinous Media, who stated that “the 2019s combine the textural creaminess of the 2009s with the vibrancy of the 2010s and the slightly linear construction of the 2014s.”

Aging: 15 months in vats (90%) and in barrels (10%).

Tasting Notes: 48% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc. Intense nose of chocolate, fresh fruit, cherry, strawberry. A freshness stands out. The palate is harmonious and elegant. The tannins are caressing, and the fruity freshness brings a welcome gluttony.



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