Château Le Pape 2015
Chateau Le Pape has a history that dates back to the 1700’s when the estate was founded by Pierre Bobineau. In 1805, the original chateau was built and continued planting the vineyard. At some point that started during the 1960’s, and continued through the 1980’s, and for most of the 1990’s as well, the vineyard was leased to the Perrin family that owned neighboring Chateau Carbonnieux. In late 2011, Patrick Monjanel sold Chateau Le Pape to Bob Wilmers, the owner of the neighboring estate, Chateau Haut Bailly.
The 2015 vintage is 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is the third vintage made by Haut-Bailly with a beautiful bouquet of dark plum, cassis and blueberry. It is floral and pure. The palate built around the Merlot is well balanced and the oak is prominent. It is the best Le Pape yet!
The red wine of Chateau Le Pape is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Le Pape is a perfect match with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta as well as cheese.
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Country: Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux - France