The 2020 Château de Pez is one of the more aromatically fruit-driven Saint-Estèphes, presenting a nose of black cherries, raspberry and light blueberry scents, and hints of cedar and mint. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grained tannins and real salinity and precision. A slightly powdery-textured, quite mineral-driven finish completes this superb de Pez. Tasted twice with consistent notes.
Neal Martin, Vinous (May 2021)Score: 92-94/100
The 2020 de Pez is a wine of somber intensity. Black cherry, scorched earth, gravel, incense, chocolate and dried herbs infuse the 2020 with striking layers of dimension. Powerful. Plush and wonderfully inviting, Pez has so much to offer. Quality continues to improve under the direction of Technical Director Nicolas Glumineau. The 2020 is gorgeous and promising.
Antonio Galloni, Vinous (May 2021)Score: 91-94/100
Extremely drinkable and very easy to recommend. The tannins are already showing elasticity and a sense of embracing the fruit without constricting it. No need to wait too long - give it two or three years to soften further, and then enjoy for the next decade. 4% Petit Verdot completes the blend. 45% new oak.
Jane Anson, Decanter (May 2021)Score: 92/100Drink 2024-2038
Impressive jammy red and blue fruits, candied violets, and tobacco notes all emerge from the 2020 Château De Pez, and it's medium to full-bodied, with a beautifully textured, silky mouthfeel, the ripe yet firm, polished tannins of the vintage, and a great finish. I love its purity as well as its length, and it will certainly be an outstanding, age-worthy Saint-Estèphe. Tasted twice.
Jeb Dunnuck (May 2021)Score: 91-93/100
Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2020 de Pez skips out of the glass with lively notes of Bing cherries, fresh blackberries and blackcurrant pastilles, with suggestions of pencil shavings, wild thyme and damp soil. The medium-bodied palate is elegantly styled and refreshing, delivering intense red and black berry layers with loads of herbal sparks and a grainy texture, finishing long and savory.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (May 2021)Score: 91-93/100
A rather velvety Pez with plenty of tannins and aromas and flavors of ripe berries, walnuts and dried flowers. Some thyme, too. It's medium-bodied with a bright, fresh finish.
James Suckling (April 2021)Score: 91-92/100