The 2013 Pape Clement has a not dissimilar bouquet to the Smith-Haut-Lafitte with blackberry, cedar and light tobacco scents gently unfolding in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin and well judged acidity that binds it together. I like the detail here, one of the more precise 2013s with a tender finish that has a commendable persistence.
-Aging for 18 months in oak barrels
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc