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Château Pedesclaux

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2023
94
Flowers, blackberries, chocolate, and black, red, and blue fruits create the complex aromatic profile. The fruits are as ripe as they are energetic on the palate. The berries are clean, fresh, vibrant, and long, with sweetness, length, and elegance in the fragrant finish. Give it a few years in the cellar, and enjoy it over the following 2 or more decades. The wine is blended using 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. Harvesting took place September 13 - October 4, making this the longest harvest in the history of Pedesclaux. Drink from 2028-2050. 93-95 Pts.

Flowers, blackberries, chocolate, and black, red, and blue fruits create the complex aromatic profile. The fruits are as ripe as they are energetic on the palate. The berries are clean, fresh, vibrant, and long, with sweetness, length, and elegance in the fragrant finish. Give it a few years in the cellar, and enjoy it over the following 2 or more decades. The wine is blended using 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, and 10% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. Harvesting took place September 13 - October 4, making this the longest harvest in the history of Pedesclaux. Drink from 2028-2050. 93-95 Pts.

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2023
89
Blackberries, spice, and juicy red currants are the name of the game here. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh, forward, and frankly, already delicious, leaving you with a nice blast of juicy red berries in the finish. You can enjoy this on release, and for a decade or so after that. Drink from 2026-2035. 88-90 Pts.

Blackberries, spice, and juicy red currants are the name of the game here. The wine is medium-bodied, fresh, forward, and frankly, already delicious, leaving you with a nice blast of juicy red berries in the finish. You can enjoy this on release, and for a decade or so after that. Drink from 2026-2035. 88-90 Pts.

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2022
94
On the floral edge, with black currants, black cherries, licorice, cigar box and forest floor in the nose, the palate is round in texture. The fruits are fresh, creamy, sweet, ripe and lively, with a finish that is long, and layered with red, black and blue fruits. Give it a few years in the cellar, and enjoy over the following 2 or more decades. The wine is blended using 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. 14.44 % ABV, 3.86 pH. Harvesting took place September 12 - September 22. Yields were 37 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2025-2050. 93-95 Pts.

On the floral edge, with black currants, black cherries, licorice, cigar box and forest floor in the nose, the palate is round in texture. The fruits are fresh, creamy, sweet, ripe and lively, with a finish that is long, and layered with red, black and blue fruits. Give it a few years in the cellar, and enjoy over the following 2 or more decades. The wine is blended using 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. 14.44 % ABV, 3.86 pH. Harvesting took place September 12 - September 22. Yields were 37 hectoliters per hectare. Drink from 2025-2050. 93-95 Pts.

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2021
92
Vibrant, fresh, lifted, almost high-pitched red fruits, along with flowers, mint leaf, tobacco, cedar and spice nuances pop in the perfume, and carry through from the mid-palate all the way through to the elegant, lifted, salty-edged fruits in the finish. The wine is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2025-2045.

Vibrant, fresh, lifted, almost high-pitched red fruits, along with flowers, mint leaf, tobacco, cedar and spice nuances pop in the perfume, and carry through from the mid-palate all the way through to the elegant, lifted, salty-edged fruits in the finish. The wine is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2025-2045.

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Ripe, fresh, medium-bodied and already quite easy to taste, the wine is floral, with dark, red pit fruits and tobacco leaf to start things off in the nose. Medium-bodied, soft and polished, with flesh and freshness in the red fruits on the palate, give this just a year or two and and it should be quite a treat to taste.. The wine is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045. 91-93

Ripe, fresh, medium-bodied and already quite easy to taste, the wine is floral, with dark, red pit fruits and tobacco leaf to start things off in the nose. Medium-bodied, soft and polished, with flesh and freshness in the red fruits on the palate, give this just a year or two and and it should be quite a treat to taste.. The wine is a blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. 13% ABV. Drink from 2024-2045. 91-93

2,161 Views   Tasted
2021
89
Medium-bodied, bright, fresh, forward and with a distinctive floral and mint edge that adds to the vibrant, red berries in the nose and on the palate. Drink from 2024-2034.

Medium-bodied, bright, fresh, forward and with a distinctive floral and mint edge that adds to the vibrant, red berries in the nose and on the palate. Drink from 2024-2034.

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2020
93
The first thing you notice is the beautiful sense of purity in the red fruits before finding all the flowers and leaves of tobacco. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, firm, fresh and layered with crushed rocks, currants, blackberries, and spice. The tannins are soft and ripe, with a gentle polish to the lifted, red fruits in the elegant finish. Give it a few years in the cellar and enjoy over the following 2 or more decades. Drink from 2025-2050.

The first thing you notice is the beautiful sense of purity in the red fruits before finding all the flowers and leaves of tobacco. On the palate, the wine is vibrant, firm, fresh and layered with crushed rocks, currants, blackberries, and spice. The tannins are soft and ripe, with a gentle polish to the lifted, red fruits in the elegant finish. Give it a few years in the cellar and enjoy over the following 2 or more decades. Drink from 2025-2050.

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Dark garnet in color, the wine is all about its creme de cassis, flowers, blackberries, cigar wrapper, smoke and green forest leaf aromatics. Vibrant and silky with freshness to the fruits bringing you lift and definition. The wine finishes with a touch of cocoa, tobacco and ripe, sweet, juicy, savory currants that linger. This is clearly an estate on the rise. Give this at least 7 years of aging before pulling a cork. The wine is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 92-94 Pts

Dark garnet in color, the wine is all about its creme de cassis, flowers, blackberries, cigar wrapper, smoke and green forest leaf aromatics. Vibrant and silky with freshness to the fruits bringing you lift and definition. The wine finishes with a touch of cocoa, tobacco and ripe, sweet, juicy, savory currants that linger. This is clearly an estate on the rise. Give this at least 7 years of aging before pulling a cork. The wine is a blend of 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. 92-94 Pts

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2019
93
Cedar, cigar box, currants, smoke and tobacco leaf notes are all over the place. The wine hits your palate with a big gulp of chewy, dark red fruits, blackberry, herbs and cassis. The finish is fresh, fruit-filled, long and generous with a supple textured endnote. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. I like how they continue increasing the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend here. This is a Pauillac on the rise.

Cedar, cigar box, currants, smoke and tobacco leaf notes are all over the place. The wine hits your palate with a big gulp of chewy, dark red fruits, blackberry, herbs and cassis. The finish is fresh, fruit-filled, long and generous with a supple textured endnote. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. I like how they continue increasing the amount of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend here. This is a Pauillac on the rise.

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Tobacco leaf, licorice, cedar and forestry aromatics combine with cassis, red plum, pepper and cherry fruits on the nose. The medium-bodied palate offers a refined, red berry, spice-and-tobacco-tinged experience exuding freshness and purity of fruit. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The continually increasing percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon adds more character and complexity that is easy to taste. 92-94 Pts

Tobacco leaf, licorice, cedar and forestry aromatics combine with cassis, red plum, pepper and cherry fruits on the nose. The medium-bodied palate offers a refined, red berry, spice-and-tobacco-tinged experience exuding freshness and purity of fruit. The wine blends 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. The continually increasing percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon adds more character and complexity that is easy to taste. 92-94 Pts

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2018
93
The savory nose comes alive with mint, cigar box, tobacco leaf, cedar, espresso, crème de cassis and blackberries. The wine is medium-full-bodied, soft, fresh, chewy, vibrant with a kick of dark cocoa, espresso, earth, spice and currants in the finish. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Clearly, they continue upping their game at Pedesclaux.

The savory nose comes alive with mint, cigar box, tobacco leaf, cedar, espresso, crème de cassis and blackberries. The wine is medium-full-bodied, soft, fresh, chewy, vibrant with a kick of dark cocoa, espresso, earth, spice and currants in the finish. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. Clearly, they continue upping their game at Pedesclaux.

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Mint, tobacco, cassis, cocoa, currants and blackberries kick off the aromatics. From there it's the concentrated, fresh, lively, round, firm, spicy character on the palate and in the finish that matters. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.96% ABV. Slowly but surely they continue upping their game at Pedesclaux. 92-94 Pts

Mint, tobacco, cassis, cocoa, currants and blackberries kick off the aromatics. From there it's the concentrated, fresh, lively, round, firm, spicy character on the palate and in the finish that matters. The wine blends 64% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, reaching 13.96% ABV. Slowly but surely they continue upping their game at Pedesclaux. 92-94 Pts

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2017
92
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.

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.

3,948 Views   Tasted
2016
93
One of the more obscure Classified Growths deserves a lot more attention because this is a very good wine. Good levels of concentration allow you a rich bite of juicy, dark red fruits in every sniff and sip. The fruit has lift and crunch. The tannins are soft and firm and the finish tastes as good as it feels. There is length, structure, energy, and the ability to age and evolve for at least 2-3 decades.

One of the more obscure Classified Growths deserves a lot more attention because this is a very good wine. Good levels of concentration allow you a rich bite of juicy, dark red fruits in every sniff and sip. The fruit has lift and crunch. The tannins are soft and firm and the finish tastes as good as it feels. There is length, structure, energy, and the ability to age and evolve for at least 2-3 decades.

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Still considered the new kid on the block in Pauillac, this wine was made from blending 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13.3% ABV. Richly colored, the wine shows off its ready, saucy, crunchy cassis, tobacco, cigar box and lead pencil aromas with ease, together with a duvet of tannins, serious concentration, lift and length. As more of the vineyard becomes planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, this will keep getting better and better.

Still considered the new kid on the block in Pauillac, this wine was made from blending 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, reaching 13.3% ABV. Richly colored, the wine shows off its ready, saucy, crunchy cassis, tobacco, cigar box and lead pencil aromas with ease, together with a duvet of tannins, serious concentration, lift and length. As more of the vineyard becomes planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, this will keep getting better and better.

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2015
92
It's so young, yet you already find some secondary development. Truffle, cigar wrapper, smoke and forest leaf share top billing with the black currants. The tannins are soft, there is a sweetness to the fruit along with a roundness in the mouth. At least 7 years of aging will be about right here.

It's so young, yet you already find some secondary development. Truffle, cigar wrapper, smoke and forest leaf share top billing with the black currants. The tannins are soft, there is a sweetness to the fruit along with a roundness in the mouth. At least 7 years of aging will be about right here.

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A real Pauillac with character that is on the rise, the wine serves up its cassis, tobacco and earthy, spicy notes effortlessly.

A real Pauillac with character that is on the rise, the wine serves up its cassis, tobacco and earthy, spicy notes effortlessly.

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The new kid on the block in Pauillac has produced a ripe, elegant, sweet, polished charmer with plenty of cassis and dusty tannins in the finish. This is an estate to watch as they have an owner with a spare no expense attitude who has already completed a new cellar and is beginning to replant much of the vineyard, getting the right vines into the correct soil type. 90 – 92 Pts

The new kid on the block in Pauillac has produced a ripe, elegant, sweet, polished charmer with plenty of cassis and dusty tannins in the finish. This is an estate to watch as they have an owner with a spare no expense attitude who has already completed a new cellar and is beginning to replant much of the vineyard, getting the right vines into the correct soil type. 90 – 92 Pts

3,711 Views   Tasted
2014
91
Earthy cassis and tobacco nuances are what you initially notice. From there, the freshness, finesse and soft, polished, red fruits on the palate and in the finish are what you'll keep with you. This estate is really on track to start producing very fine wine. If you are a fan of Pauillac, you should keep an eye out for the 2016.

Earthy cassis and tobacco nuances are what you initially notice. From there, the freshness, finesse and soft, polished, red fruits on the palate and in the finish are what you'll keep with you. This estate is really on track to start producing very fine wine. If you are a fan of Pauillac, you should keep an eye out for the 2016.

4,316 Views   Tasted
Tobacco, cedar, licorice and cassis on the nose, this wine has smooth tannins, freshness, and the polished finish of dark plums. The wine was produced from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot. 89-91 Pts

Tobacco, cedar, licorice and cassis on the nose, this wine has smooth tannins, freshness, and the polished finish of dark plums. The wine was produced from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot. 89-91 Pts

4,026 Views   Tasted
2013
89
Medium bodied and meant for early drinking, the wine is fresh, with a red berry, cedar and cherry tobacco character that carries through.

Medium bodied and meant for early drinking, the wine is fresh, with a red berry, cedar and cherry tobacco character that carries through.

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From 48% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.96% ABV. Cassis, earth and cherry aromas are accompanied by a medium-bodied wine with a spicy black cherry and herb profile that should be fun to taste early. 87-89 Pts

From 48% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.96% ABV. Cassis, earth and cherry aromas are accompanied by a medium-bodied wine with a spicy black cherry and herb profile that should be fun to taste early. 87-89 Pts

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2012
89
63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc which reached 13.2% ABV. The wine opens with cassis, stone and lead pencil notes. Medium/full-bodied with fresh, crunchy cassis flavors, the wine shows a bit of dust in the tannins. 89-91 Pts

63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc which reached 13.2% ABV. The wine opens with cassis, stone and lead pencil notes. Medium/full-bodied with fresh, crunchy cassis flavors, the wine shows a bit of dust in the tannins. 89-91 Pts

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2011
89
Blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.83% ABV. This is the second vintage to feature more Cabernet Sauvignon due to newly purchased vines. Consulted by Emmanuel Cruse from Chateau d’Issan in Margaux, the wine offers cedar wood, gravel, pepper and cassis. One of the most obscure classified growths in the Medoc, Curse decided on a more stringent selection for the wine. Opening with earth, cassis and spice, this medium-bodied wine ends with crisp cassis. 88-89 Pts

Blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.83% ABV. This is the second vintage to feature more Cabernet Sauvignon due to newly purchased vines. Consulted by Emmanuel Cruse from Chateau d’Issan in Margaux, the wine offers cedar wood, gravel, pepper and cassis. One of the most obscure classified growths in the Medoc, Curse decided on a more stringent selection for the wine. Opening with earth, cassis and spice, this medium-bodied wine ends with crisp cassis. 88-89 Pts

4,468 Views   Tasted
2010
89
Pedesclaux, a contender for the most obscure classified growth in Pauillac opens with earth, cassis and spice. This medium/full bodied wine ends with a tannic cassis and blackberry finish. 88-90 Pts

Pedesclaux, a contender for the most obscure classified growth in Pauillac opens with earth, cassis and spice. This medium/full bodied wine ends with a tannic cassis and blackberry finish. 88-90 Pts

6,691 Views   Tasted
2009
87
Fully mature, soft, round, ripe, medium-bodied, uncomplicated, easy to drink wine that is ready to go. Subsequent vintages, especially 2015 and younger are substantially better wines.

Fully mature, soft, round, ripe, medium-bodied, uncomplicated, easy to drink wine that is ready to go. Subsequent vintages, especially 2015 and younger are substantially better wines.

3,541 Views   Tasted