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Chateau Tour de Pez 2019

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A fragrant and velvety Cru Bourgeois from Saint-Estephe

The estate
Acquired in 1989 by the Bouchara family, Chateau Tour de Pez has experienced a real renaissance thanks to the work undertaken at the property, both in the vineyard and in the winery. From vintage to vintage, this estate has stood out among the most important references of the Saint-Estephe appellation thanks to its precise, high-quality wines. Château Tour de Pez is now classified a Cru Bourgeois of the Saint-Estephe appellation, while also being a member of the Grand Cercle des Vins de Bordeaux. Bearing a widely recognized signature style that emphasizes Merlot in their blend, the wines of Chateau Tour de Pez are elegant, with great aging potential.

The vineyard
Enjoying a superb location in the Saint-Estephe appellation, the Chateau Tour de Pez vineyard covers 30 hectares of vines. The terroir is mainly composed of Girondine gravel and clay-limestone soils.

The vintage
A chaotic year from a climatic point of view, 2019 nevertheless allowed for the harvest of high-quality fruit at Chateau Tour de Pez. A true winemaker’s vintage, 2019 required constant work and attention paid to the vines by the property's technical teams. The result exceeded expectations, with delicious and smooth Cabernet Sauvignon without a hint of bitterness.

The blend
Merlot (63%), cabernet sauvignon (28%), cabernet franc (9).

The tasting
Tasted as a wine future, the Chateau Tour de Pez 2019 displays a ruby red color, shimmering with purple reflections. The intensely fragrant nose is quite charming, with notes of ripe red fruit, like raspberry, further enhanced by fresh hints of menthol. On the palate, this wine displays a nice density, texture and roundness, along with a velvety tannic structure and tense finish. Truly an "iron fist in a velvet glove", the Chateau Tour de Pez 2019 is certainly a great success.

Parker : 90-92 / 100
J. Suckling : 91-92 / 100
BordeauxSaint-Estephe
Grape varieties
Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Petit Verdot

Dessert wine
No

J. Suckling
91-92

Vinous - A. Galloni
86-88?

Country
France

Wine certification
AOC

Vineyard
Medoc

Region
Bordeaux

Appellation
Saint-Estephe

Color
Red

Producer
Chateau Tour de Pez

Classification
Cru bourgeois

Parker
90-92

Allergens
Contains sulfites

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