Château de Pez St. Estephe 2014
|Region||France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe|
|Brand||Château de Pez|
Wine EnthusiastThe wine has powerful tannins which are balanced with equally rich fruit. It is firm, in the Saint-Estèphe style, while never losing sight of a rich fruity future. The wine, from an estate at the heart of the Pez plateau, will develop well. Drink from 2024.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 de Pez has a backward, masculine, earthy, graphite tinged bouquet that takes time to really unfurl and it remains curmudgeonly in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grippy tannin. There is good depth here, a little chewy in texture with a blocky, forthright finish that needs to muster more finesse. Not bad, but a "grumpy" Saint Estèphe at the moment. Like the Les Ormes de Pez, it does not quite match up to its showing in barrel, at least at this early juncture, though tasted twice, a second bottle demonstrated a little more spice and openness.
Wine SpectatorFresh, with a pleasantly brisk edge to the cherry pit, damson plum and lilac notes. Reveals a bright iron thread on the finish. Pure, with a hint of dark tobacco that helps this flesh out with air. Best from 2018 through 2024.