This estate traces its roots back to the 1700s and really started to make a name for itself in 1864. In 1959 the estate was officially recognized by the creation of the Grand Cru Classé de Graves. At the turn of the 1980s, Bernard Magrez, a passionate wine entrepreneur, took the reins at the Château and was to give this grand cru classé an unprecedented international aura. In 1985, he marked the definitive return to high-level production, by now further enhanced by the talents of the famous consulting oenologist, Michel Rolland.
56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
With their smoky and spicy bouquet, the red wines are of an admirable quality and a very characteristic softness. The wine is both concentrated, fine and harmonious, with an aromatic palette as wide as it is precise. The depth and length in the mouth are exceptional. Quality of the terroir, sustained efforts and dynamism have borne fruit bringing Pape Clément to a level very close to that of the premiers crus. - Winemaker notes