2009 Pedesclaux



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£246.00

Average critic rating : 88.63 points

85-87

85-87

One of the perennial whipping boys in The Wine Advocate, and usually one of the most disappointing of the classified growths, the 2009 is the first Pedesclaux in over thirty years that I can recommend. Although it’s not a star of the vintage, it is moving in the right direction. A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest primarily Merlot and a dollop of Cabernet Franc, it exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, a sweet nose of black currants, spice box, licorice, and herbs, medium body, and a lush texture. It should drink well young and last for 15 or more years. (Tasted once.)

88-90

88-90

Tasted at a negociant. The Pedesclaux ’09 has a pure, cedar-infused nose with very fine fruit concentration, not a complex bouquet but admirable freshness and vitality with hints of vanilla developing with time. The palate has silky smooth tannins on the entry, some very clean, pure fruit just compromised by excessive new oak that detracts from the finish. Depending upon how the oak marries with the fruit through its elevage, this could merit a higher score after bottling. Tasted March 2010

90-93

90-93

A wine with a solid core of berry and milk chocolate character. Full and round, with velvety tannins and a juicy, fruity finish. This shows great improvement for what was once consider the worst classified-growth

15.5

15.5

The well- heeled new owners have apparently just bought a massive area near Lafite. Mid crimson. Warm toasty nose. Very sweet – almost exaggeratedly sweet. Lots of toasty oak. Very far from classic!



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