Château de Pez Château de Pez
Wine & Spirits
“This property is on the inland plateau of St-Estèphe. The wine starts off austere and spicy, with notes of fennel seeds and cardamom, then opens to dark, savory fruit, graphite-rich tannins and floral notes. It’s a beefy young Bordeaux, suited to a few years in the cellar.”
May 21, 2018, Jane Anson
“One of the oldest properties in the Médoc, dating back to 1452, this Roederer-owned St-Estèphe estate is part of the same stable as Pichon Comtesse. Right now it's displaying a fairly hefty showing of oak, balanced out by concentrated black fruits to give both style and substance, and majoring on cloves and black pepper spice. It will need a little longer to come around than some.”
February 14, 2017, James Suckling
“This is ripe, rich yet mellow on the nose and the front palate. Then the St.-Estèphe tannins come through on the finish. Very well made. Supple and flavorful. Drink in 2020.”
February 1, 2017, Roger Voss
“The 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.”
February 2017, Antonio Galloni
“The 2014 de Pez is a powerful, dense, richly textured wine. Graphite, smoke, licorice, lavender and a host of dark-fleshed fruit notes abound. The 2014 offers striking depth, with more than enough underpinning of structure to support a number of years of fine drinking. The blend is 56 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 41 % Merlot and 3 % Petit Verdot. The 2014 is a gorgeous wine, and a sleeper for the year.”
Founded in the 15th century, Pez is the oldest domaine in Saint-Estèphe. The Pontac family, then-owners of Château Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. The property remained in the hands of descendants until the French Revolution. Sold as a property of the state, the domaine belonged to a succession of families until 1995, when it was purchased by Champagne Louis Roedererer.
Château de Pez is one of the oldest properties in Bordeaux’s Left Bank and consists of 74 continuous acres with 64 acres planted to prime grape varieties, mainly merlot and cabernet sauvignon. Thanks to the quality of its production, Château de Pez is counted among the most highly reputed crus of the Médoc and was reclassified as a Cru Bourgeois Exceptionnel in 2003.
Château de Pez remains resolutely faithful to wood. The blend is composed in December, and the wine is stored in barrels (40% new wood, 40% in "Premier vin" casks and 20% in "Deuxième vin" casks) and racked every three months. It is to be noted that the wine undergoes absolutely no filtration.
Complex nose of spice and red fruits. Long palate with smooth, elegant tannins and notes of black fruits and ripe, juicy strawberries.
The month of June saw ideal conditions for ripening although July and August were much more dreary. September, on the other hand, brought a glorious and endless Indian Summer. These weather conditions, much appreciated in Bordeaux, laid the foundations for this classic and highly promising vintage. The harvesting lasted 5 long weeks as we harvested each parcel at optimum ripeness. This vintage gave powerful, generous and very expressive Merlots, distinctive and elegant Cabernet Sauvignons and exceptionally complex Cabernet Francs and Petit Verdots. The wines are powerful, voluptuous, rich and well-balanced.
Varietals: 51% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Suggested Retail Price: $55.00