Since 1985, Pape Clément has magnificently combined the bouquet and natural finesse of the Graves with the power of its terroir (comparable to that of the greatest Pauillac wines). It is undoubtedly one of the super seconds on the left bank.
Bettane & Desseauve : 96-97/100 « Certainement l’un des plus beaux pape-clément de l’histoire. »
Galloni (Vinous) : 93-96/100 « The 2018 Pape Clément is dense, powerful, and brooding. We find a Pape Clément that explodes with vertical intensity and lift. Captivating scents of gravel, smoke, leather, tobacco, chocolate and incense add layers of complexity. I can't wait to see how the 2018 ages. Today, it is super expressive. »
Galloni (Vinous) : 93-95/100 « Quite a showy and extrovert Pape Clément comparative to other vintages. [...] It is a bold wine with ambition, although I wager that the 2016 Pape Clément will ultimately turn out to be the better wine. »