2016 Chateau de Pez St. Estephe

$64.95 $76.00 (-15%)
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WA94

Louis Roederer knows a good thing when they see it and acquired this historical estate in 1995. This winery is at the top of its game (they’ve been at it since 1450) and everything is in its right place! 

“The palate is really quite lovely: very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, quite saline in the mouth, perhaps the finest tannic structure that I have encountered during many years of tasting this Saint Estèphe, with a long persistent finish. Maybe this is the ‘dark horse’ of the appellation this year.” -RP

Varietal:
Proprietary Red
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Bordeaux
Sub-Appellation:
St. Estephe
SKU #:
1043420
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA92-94

Wine Advocate

The 2016 de Pez appears to be benefitting from a long-term replanting program at the estate. This is a blend of 53% Merlot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.5% Petit Verdot and 1.5% Cabernet Franc. The IPT is quite high at 80, and there is 13.9% alcohol. It has a pure and comely bouquet with black cherries and blackcurrant pastilles, just a touch of crushed violets that emerge with time. The palate is really quite lovely: very well balanced with a fine line of acidity, quite saline in the mouth, perhaps the finest tannic structure that I have encountered during many years of tasting this Saint Estèphe, with a long persistent finish. Maybe this is the "dark horse" of the appellation this year.