Pape Clement 2019 released

Pape Clement 2019 has been released at €57.6 per bottle ex-negociant, down 12.3% on the 2018 (€66). It is being offered by the trade for £725 per 12×75, down 8.9% on the 2018 release per case (£795).

It comes with an international recommended price tag of 586.54 HK, 73.21 CHF and 81.09 USD per bottle. You can watch the UGCB vintage presentation here.

James Suckling was one of the first critics to publish his assessment of the wine. Awarding it 96-97 points, Suckling praises it “excellent length, in a sophisticated way”. The wine was also among Jeb Dunnuck’s favourite wines, with a barrel range of 96-99. Jean-Marc Quarin gave it a lower 94 points, while Jeff Leve (The Wine Cellar Insider) – 95-97.

Prices for Pape Clement show 63% correlation to ‘Benchmark Critic’ scores. Today’s release would need a score of 94+ in order to represent ‘Fair Value’. Any higher, and the wine would sit well below the regression line.

Followers of Suckling and Dunnuck, therefore, would see great value in today’s offering.

Buyers looking for already physical vintages might wish to consider the 2015 (NM 95), available at 10.3% discount to the 2019, or the 2012 (RP 97) – at the same price point.

Pape Clement Blanc 2019 was also released this morning at €88.8 per bottle ex-negociant, down 9.6% on the 2018 (€98.40).

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Our Bordeaux 2019 pages contain everything you need to know about this year’s En Primeur campaign; analysis tools, critic scores, reports and more.