Peter Maude Fine Wines

2023, Château de Pez, SAINT-ESTÈPHE

$47 ex. GST
$54.05 inc. GST
Estimated full landed price – $64.80

Last Year EP $47.00-

Owned by the Champagne house Louis Roederer since 1995. Since the estate was first purchased, Frederic Rouzaud has been in charge of making significant investments in improving the wine-making facilities at Chateau de Pez.
61% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc.

The 2023 de Pez confirms the progress taking place at this address. This estate has now been fully restructured and serves as something of a research and development laboratory for its sibling, Pichon Lalande, and director Nicolas Glumineau and his team have been working to bring more precision and purity to the wine. Offering up aromas of cassis, violets and pencil shavings, framed by nicely integrated new oak, it's medium to full-bodied, polished and suave, with a layered core of sweet, vibrant fruit framed by ripe, powdery tannins.
91-93 William Kelley, Wine Advocate.

Lovely fragrance of floral and dark bramble fruit on the nose. Smooth and supple, succulent and mouthwatering. Really lovely, juicy and bright, light and lean, but there’s texture too, softly grippy tannins that give the St-Estèphe minerality. Cool, crisp, lifted, lovely freshness with blue fruit and mint. Balanced, easy, not too sharp not too edgy or hard. I like this a lot, chewy cherry and lean strawberry and crisp cranberry. Great balance.
94 Georgina Hindle, Decanter.

In 2022 this was one of the real values of the vintage, and it has hit it out of the park again in 2023. More austerity to the tannins than it showed last year, but with greater verve and balance, and juicy depths to the blueberry, cassis and raspberry fruits, wrapped in tannins that offer support but don't get in the way of drinkabilty.
93 Jane Anson.

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