1995 Ch. Pape Clement

After more than 15 years, this wine still gives a deep purple colour with medium nose of blackcurrant, violet, plum, tea, warm brick, pine wood and dried herbs. Dry with medium acidity and alcohol. Barely fuller than medium bodied and quite high tannin but still ripe and fine-grained. Medium flavour intensity. Blackcurrant, bell pepper, cedar, plum, smoke and hints of earth.  Fairly long length with black cherry finish. (92) A wine with complex nose. It shows that it was concentrated and well-made but not at a superb standard as the palate is comparatively weaker.

Tasted on 31 January 2012