16 Ratings
Chateau de Pez Saint-Estephe Cru Bourgeois

Wine Description

(2004 Vintage) The domain of Pez, created in the 15th century, is, with Calon Ségur, one of the oldest in Saint-Estèphe. In 1452, Squire Jean de Briscos ruled the estate followed in time by Jean de Pontac in 1585. The Pontac family, who also created Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. The property remained in the hands of their descendents until the French Revolution after which it was sold as a property of the State. When Louis Roederer bought it in 1995 they immediately set about improving the vineyards and cellars. 1996 was the first vintage fully made under the new ownership, and quality has been improving read more...ever since. The Château de Pez estate covers more than 26 hectares. Of these, 45% are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% with Merlot, 8% with Cabernet Franc and 3% with Petit Verdot. The weather conditions in 2004 resulted in a classically well-balanced crop of grapes with above average acidity levels for Bordeaux varieties (a factor that favours ageing in the great red wines) and plenty of good, deep colour. lovely, solid colour with dark red, almost purplish-blue highlights. The nose is packed with rich, complex, slightly jammy fruit, plus aromas of roasting and mocha from maturation in wood. It is very fresh, with floral, spicy notes. The palate has a crisp, fleshy attack, followed by mouth-filling but not overly hard tannins, growing richer and fatter by the moment but with no loss of elegance. A handsome wine. (hide)