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The February 2020 Auction: Part 2 / A Distinguished Cellar Auction

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Auction Ends: 2/13/2020 6:00:00 PM PST

Lot #22. Pape Clément 2010

Description: Consists of 1 Magnum, 1.5L
Score: 100 RP.
"I certainly underrated the 2010 Pape Clement from barrel, rating it only 93-95+. (Thank God I put a “plus” there!) Having tasted it four times in Bordeaux, and rating it perfect three times and 99 the fourth time, this final blend of 51% Merlot, 47.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1.5% Petit Verdot is perfection in a bottle. Tipping the scales at 14.5% natural alcohol, there are 8,000 cases of it. Its sublime elegance, the power, the medium to full-bodied texture, the silky tannins, the subtle notes of smoke, lead pencil shavings, black currants, charcoal, camphor, blueberry and cassis fruit are all remarkable. It is a rich, full-throttle wine, but the elegance and the great terroir of Pape Clement come through in abundance. It is slightly more developed and evolved than the 2005 was at a similar point in its evolution, but it certainly needs another 5-7 years to develop further nuances, which it surely will. This wine will last 30-40+ years." Wine Advocate #205, Feb 2013
Provenance: The Cordon Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $450


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