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Château de Pez St. Estephe 2014

Château de Pez St. Estephe 2014
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SKU 20951

750ml

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Created in the 15th century, Château de Pez is the oldest domain in Saint-Estèphe. The Pontac family, who also created Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. The domain was sold as a property of the state after the French Revolution and was owned by a succession of families before Champagne Louis Roederer purchased it in 1995.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region France, Bordeaux, St. Estephe
Brand Château de Pez
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
  • we92

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.

Roger Voss, February 1, 2017
  • wa89

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.

Neal Martin, March 31, 2017
  • ws89

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.

James Molesworth, 2017