2017 Château Pedesclaux Pauillac Bordeaux France Wine Tasting Note
The nose pops with black currant, tobacco leaf, licorice, cedar and forestry aromatics. On the palate, the wine displays freshness in the fruits and cream on the tannins. Medium/full bodied with a lot of black and red fruits, which carry through to the endnotes, this has both charm and age ability. The higher percentage of Cabernet adds complexity and character to the wine. Made from blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.25% ABV. The harvest took place September 18 to September 29.
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When to Drink Chateau Pedesclaux, Anticipated Maturity, Decanting Time
Chateau Pedesclaux can be enjoyed on the young side with decanting. Young vintages can be decanted for an average of 1-3 hours, give or take. This allows the wine to soften and open its perfume. Older vintages might need very little decanting, just enough to remove the sediment.
Chateau Pedesclaux is usually better with at least 8-10 years of bottle age. Of course, that can vary slightly, depending on the vintage character. Chateau Pedesclaux offers its best drinking and should reach peak maturity between 10-25 years of age after the vintage.
Serving Chateau Pedesclaux with Wine, Food, Pairing Tips
Chateau Pedesclaux is best served at 15.5 degrees Celsius, 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The cool, almost cellar temperature gives the wine more freshness and lift.
Chateau Pedesclaux is best served with all types of classic meat dishes, veal, pork, beef, lamb, duck, game, roast chicken, roasted, braised, and grilled dishes. Chateau Pedesclaux is also good with Asian dishes, hearty fish courses like tuna, mushrooms, and pasta.