This still-young wine spent 18-22 months in new barrels. Soft tannins outweigh acids. Primary flavors are tart red fruit, cranberry and rhubarb, with some dark cherry in the background, evolving toward darker fruits followed by unsweetened chocolate on the finish. Overall mouth-feel was rich. Recommended.
WHO: Château Pape Clément
WHAT: Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Merlot (40%)
WHERE: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France
HOW MUCH: $139.99