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Chateau de Pez St. Estephe Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau de Pez St. Estephe Bordeaux wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other Bordeaux wine producers: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Chateau de Pez is perhaps the oldest Bordeaux wine making estate in St. Estephe. The only other St. Estephe property with as much history is Calon Segur. de Pez was created in 1452 by Jean de Briscos. Chateau de Pez was later owned by the Pontac family, who were best known for forming what later became Chateau Haut Brion in Pessac Leognan. The chateau became the property of the state during the French Revolution and was eventually sold at auction.

Like every Medoc vineyard, Chateau de Pez passed through a countless array of owners until it was purchased in 1995 by Jean-Claude Rouzaud. Rouzaud is best known for the Roederer Champagne house, the makes of the famous, high end Champagne Cristal. However, Rouzaud has several other important investments in Bordeaux including; Pichon Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac, Chateau Bernadotte and Chateau Haut Beausejour which is also located in St. Estephe. Since the estate was first purchased, Rouzaud made significant investments in improving the Left Bank vineyards and the wine making facilities at Chateau de Pez.

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The 24 hectare St. Estephe vineyard of de Pez is pruned using the traditional Double Guyot Medoc method. On average, the vines of de Pez are kept at close to 25 years of age. The Left Bank vineyard of de Pez is planted to 48% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec on a bed of gravel, limestone and clay soils. The St. Estephe vineyard of Chateau de Pez is planted to a vine density of 6,400 vines per hectare.The vines average 25 years of age. Chateau de Pez is vinified in traditional, large, wood vats and aged in 40% new, French oak barrels for an average of 15 months. Malolactic fermentation takes place in tank. In most vintages, the production of Chateau de Pez is close to 11,000 cases per year.

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Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château de Pez

    1. Medium bodied, gritty tannins and a bright, spicy, red berry character that will be best in its youth. 84-86 Pts

      85 points - Tasted
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  2. 2012 Château de Pez

    1. Medium bodied, rustic tannins and focused on red berries, with a short finish. 86-88 Pts

      86 points - Tasted
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  3. 2011 Château de Pez

    1. From a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the wine is medium bodied with black cherries, earth and vanilla notes. This is already easy to taste, with its open personality.

      88 points - Tasted
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    2. Cassis, wood and earth. Medium-bodied with a soft, earthy, bright cassis finish. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  4. 2010 Château de Pez

    1. 2010 de Pez From a blend of 52.5% Cabernet Sauvignon paired with 47.5 Merlot, (which is almost the exact assemblage as they used in Haut Beausejour), the wine shows fresh blackberry, licorice, stone and spice aromas. Full bodied with fresh dark berry flavors on the palate, the wine ends with a cassis filled finish. 90-92 Pts

      91 points - Tasted
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  5. 2009 Château de Pez

    1. Dark berry and earthy aromas pair with muscular tannins. From a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot, the wine demands a few years of bottle age to flesh out.

      89 points - Tasted
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    2. Chocolate covered blackberries, cassis, earth, and truffle make up the aromas. This sweet, rich, round wine ends with a moutful of chocolate covered cassis. This is the finest wine I've ever tasted from de Pez. 90-93 Pts

      91 points - Tasted
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    3. de Pez starts off with chocolate, blackberry, and earth aromas. Rich, sweet, ripe, and round, the wine ends with dark berries, cassis, and cocoa. 89/91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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