The second wine of Pape Clément, named after the papal crossed keys, this bottling well reflects the top wine. It has the same ripe, dusty tannins and juicy acidity, rich while structured, and likely will age well over the medium term. It will be a delicious, rich wine as it matures. Drink from 2021.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.