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Château Pedesclaux

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2020 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 93

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 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 93

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 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 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. 93 Points

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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% alcohol. Slowly but surely they continue upping their game at Pedesclaux. 92-94 Pts

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2017 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 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% alcohol. The harvest took place September 18 to September 29. 92 Points

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2016 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 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. 93 Points

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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% alcohol. 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. 93 Points

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2015 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 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. 92 Points

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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. 91 Points

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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

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2014 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 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. 91 Points

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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

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2013 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 89

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

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From 48% Merlot, 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.96% alcohol. 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 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 89

63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc which reached 13.2% alcohol. 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 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 89

Blending 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the wine reached 12.83% alcohol. 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

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2010 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 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

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2009 Château Pedesclaux  (Pauillac) 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. 87 Points

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