2016 Château de Pez, St-Estèphe

Critic score
93.25/100
Pricing
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£179.28
Case, 6 Bottles
From a client
1 available
£179.28

WINE DETAILS

  • Region & country
    Saint-Estèphe, Médoc, Bordeaux, France
  • Grape
    53% Merlot
    42% Cabernet Sauvignon
    3.5% Petit Verdot
    1.5% Cabernet Franc
  • Maturity
    Young 2020 - 2034
  • Colour
    Red
  • Sweetness
    Dry
  • Style
    Still
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
2016 Château de Pez, St-Estèphe

TASTING NOTES

The 2016 de Pez appears to be benefitting from a long-term replanting program at the estate. This is a blend of 53% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc. The IPT is quite high at 80, and there is 13.9% alcohol. It has a pure and comely bouquet with black cherries and blackcurrant pastilles, just a touch of crushed violets that emerge with time. The palate is really quite lovely: very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, quite saline in the mouth, perhaps the finest tannic structure that I have encountered during many years of tasting this Saint Estèphe, with a long persistent finish. Maybe this is the "dark horse" of the appellation this year.

Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (April 2017)
(92—94)/100
James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (March 2017)
93—94/100