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1982 Chateau Pape-Clement (88 Points WS) Grand Cru Classe de Graves,Pessac-Leognan. No Reserve

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Lot size: 1 bottle of 750 ml each Wine type: Red, 1982 vintage
Tax status: Duty PaidQuestion Mark Origin: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
Fill level: Into Neck (IN)Question Mark Grape variety: Bordeaux Blend

Dating approximately from the year 1300,Chateau Pape Clement is the oldest planted vineyard in the Bordeaux region.Pape-Clément's history dates back to the 13th century, when Bertrand de Goth, the archbishop of Bordeaux, received the land as a gift. Elected pope in 1306, he took the name of Clément V and renamed his property Pape Clément, subsequently leaving it to the Bordeaux clergy, who kept the production for their own consumption.The prestigious red wine from Pape Clement (now part of the Pessac-Leognan region) is now considered on a par with a Bordeaux Second-Growth wine.

Initially,Pape Clement was not acclaimed in the magnificent 1982 Bordeaux vintage,but with maturity,as evidenced by the recent tasting notes (below) on Cellartracker,the historic vineyard terroir and the exceptional quality of the vintage are now beginning to shine through:-

"Dark brick-red, with an amber hue. Intense wet leaf and dust aromas, with hints of ripe fruit. Medium-bodied,with fine tannins and good berry,tobacco flavors".
(88 Points).

James Suckling. (The Wine Spectator. 1982 Bordeaux Horizontal. November 1998).

"Tasted blind. Rich and concentrated with just a faint (enjoyable) barnyard hint along with earth,mushroom and smoked meat. Very good balance and length. I haven't had this wine in many years, and it was much better today vs what I remember from a decade+ ago. Served alongside the 1997".
(93 Points).

BURGUNDY AL. (Cellartracker. 2/12/2017).

"Served blind and next to the '97 Pape Clement. Gorgeous broad nose that has dried plum, horsey notes and earth tones. The palate is complex and still fresh. Big burst of flavor and concentration on the mid-palate. Terrific showing".
(93 Points).

NANDA. (Cellartracker. 2/12/2017)

"Tasted blind,this wine had a deep red/purple center with orange rims. The medium+ intensity nose showed cherries, honey, roasted meat, and soil.

In the mouth, this wine was medium bodied with attractive richness, moderate acidity, and good length.

While not a blow-away wine,this is attractive and delivers a nice 1982 experience after 3+ hours in a decanter".
(92 Points).

FCLARITY. (Cellartracker. 2/1/2016).

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Other details

This bottle was bought at auction in the 2000s.It has since been stored in a purpose-built,temperature-controlled cellar.Previously,it appears to have been stored in very good conditions,because the wine fill is still into neck and the label and capsule are in an excellent state.

Shipping details

Payment methods: PayPal, cheque and bank transfer
Returns policy: no returns
The wine can be collected: From postcode CT5 , Kent, United Kingdom
Shipping Method: Royal Mail Special Delivery.
Shipping paid by: seller
Cost of delivery: £12.00 This lot will be shipped in polysafe tubes,strong cardboard bottle containers or airshock,air-cushioned sleeves,within a robust cardboard box.If buyers wish to use Paypal,they will be invoiced with their charges(About 4%.Overseas 5%).Foreign buyers are welcome,but they should take responsibility for having suitable means of shipping.
Delivers to UK and Singapore
Other countries delivered to: Western Europe.For European buyers,please ask for a quote for shipping,which will be considerably higher than the UK price above.
Insurance options: Up to £500.

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