The Generosity and Elegance of a Great Pauillac with Character
Complex, deep, powerful and voluptuous, the wines of Chateau Pedesclaux embody the excellence of Pauillac through a style that preserves the freshness of the fruit.
Blessed with an exceptional terroir, the Chateau Pedesclaux vineyard is located in the immediate vicinity of the Gironde estuary, which protected the vines from the damage caused by the episodes of frost at the end of April 2017. The climatological conditions that followed made it possible for the fruit to enjoy optimal development through the vegetative cycle and the harvest came early. The phenolic ripeness, the freshness of the fruit, the perfect sugar-acidity balance, the long and finely-grained tannins, the expression of each grape variety _ this is a promising vintage indeed.
Resulting from a rigorous selection of only the best batches and from the strong will of the owners, Mr. and Mrs. Lorenzetti, the Chateau Pedesclaux 2017 presents a blend with a high proportion of Cabernet Sauvignon (65%), supplemented by Merlot (25%), Cabernet Franc (7%) and Petit Verdot (3%).
With its beautiful bouquet, on which Cabernet Sauvignon has clearly left its mark, the Chateau Pedesclaux 2017 reveals powerful notes of cassis and black berries, which give way to spicy scents of cinnamon, aniseed and licorice, enhanced by fresh pepper notes. A monument of structure, the palate reveals elegant and voluptuous tannins whose fine grain coats the palate nicely, without the power of the fruit weakening in the mouth but stretching into a superb mineral finish. Complete, intense, endowed with a superb depth and remarkably delicate fruit, all the elements are in place to make Chateau Pedesclaux 2017 a great Pauillac ready to evolve in the bottle over the next few decades.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Pedesclaux is scented of crushed blueberries, warm black cherries and cigar box with touches of garrigue and cinnamon toast. Medium-bodied with firm, grainy tannins and just enough vibrant fruit, it has a nice long vivacious finish. The tentative blend is 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.