Chateau Pape Clement 2005 Grand Cru Classe White Blend
...copious quantities of lemon grass, honeysuckle, and apple notes backed up by hints of wood, quince, and nectarines. Concentrated, with admirable acidity, richness... (96 points) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #176, April 2008 (Robert Parker, 04/01/2008) Rating: 96 Drink from: 2008 to ...
Offers lemon peel, with hints of lime and cut wood. Fennel even. Full-bodied, with wonderful fruit and vanilla, cream, apple tart and honey flavors. Unfolds on the palate. Needs lots of age, but who can wait? Best after 2010. 750 cases made. Wine Spectator (Wine Spectator, 03/31/2008) Rating: 95 Drink from: 2010 to ....
Bright, pale yellow. Complex nose offers lemon drop, fresh herbs, flowers and resiny oak. Very rich and full in the mouth, and more complex than the young 2006 despite the recent bottling. Fresh flavors of candied ginger, flowers and lemon drop showcase the richness and depth-as well as the sappy character-of this vintage. Impressively long on the aftertaste. A great showing. (92 points) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, May/June 2007 (Steven Tanzer, 05/01/2007) Rating: 92