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Château Le Pape

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2018 Château Le Pape  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Flowery with deep, dark red fruits, what you really notice here is the silky texture. Medium bodied with an elegant, refined character, the cherries show their sweetness, the soft, slightly dusty tannins are polished and the finish is fresh and juicy with just a hint of cocoa in the end note. 2018 marks their 7th vintage here, and things are really coming together now. The wine was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. 90-92 Pts

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2017 Château Le Pape  (Pessac-Léognan) 89

An herb garden overflowing with thyme, the last bite of a cherry griotte and a thin veil of smoke excite the nose. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, gentle, fresh and elegant, leaning toward the red fruit side of the style range. There is sparkle and charm here but not much length. The wine was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon.

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2016 Château Le Pape  (Pessac-Léognan) 91

Licorice, black cherries, wet earth and caramel scents come easily to the front. On the palate, the wine balances between the fresh fruit and ripe tannins. The finish leaves you with spicy, plums. The wine was produced from a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 13.8% alcohol with pH of 3.7.

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2015 Château Le Pape  (Pessac-Léognan) 90

Smoke, licorice, caramel, sweet cherries and spice, this wine is medium-bodied, soft, fresh and forward with an elegant appeal. Produced from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine reached 13.8% alcohol. 89 - 91 Pts

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2014 Château Le Pape  (Pessac-Léognan) 88

Licorice, caramel and sweet cherries, this wine has a soft, open, early-drinking charm. Produced from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the second vintage here for winemaker Veronique Sanders. 87-89 Pts

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