chateau pedesclaux 5eme cru classe, pauillac 2017

chateau pedesclaux 5eme cru classe, pauillac 2017
WINE ENTHUSIAST
95
JAMES SUCKLING
94

Critics' Scores

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    95
    Wine Enthusiast

    This generous wine revels in its ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. It has firm tannins already fully integrated into the ripe blackberry fruit notes. Drink this fine wine from 2024.

  • JAMES SUCKLING
    94
    James Suckling

    Lots of plum and cherry aromas with terracotta and crushed-stone undertones. Full to medium body. Tight and juicy on the palate. Round, firm tannins, yet really spicy and flavorful. Cloves and nutmeg. Hints of new oak. A blend of 65% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 7% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot. Need three or four years to come together. Better after 2022.

  • TIM ATKIN
    94
    Tim Atkin

    Deep purple colour and rich black fruit scents with beginnings of oak. Some coffee and spices, powerful cassis and black cherry flavours. Ripe and rounded. Very modern style but very successful. Rich fruit characters and depth. Fresh acidity. Deep. Complex flavours on the finish.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    92
    Wine Spectator

    A fresh, unadorned style, with red currant, pomegranate and bitter cherry fruit flavors giving this a racy, slightly high-pitched feel up front. Shows a solid graphite edge through the fruit, revealing a good tug of earth at the very end, with lingering tobacco and chestnut echoes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2022 through 2038.

  • JEB DUNNUCK
    92
    Jeb Dunnuck

    This estate has been on a roll of late, fashioning outstanding wine after outstanding wine, and the 2017 Chateau Pedesclaux is terrific. Based on 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, aged in 40% new oak and representing just 60% of the total production, it reveals a vivid purple hue as well as perfumed notes of cassis, violets, and graphite. Incredibly elegant, balanced, and with silky tannins, it’s a classic Pauillac that’s already approachable yet will evolve for 20 years or more.

  • DECANTER
    92
    Decanter

    This is packed with rich ripe fruit, a supple texture and a burnished oak feel that adds character to the vintage without being overdone. What this estate has done successfully is work with the issues of 2017 and presented a wine that is slick and has polish.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    91
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2017 Pedesclaux is medium to deep garnet-purple in color. The nose reveals a stunning perfume of wilted roses, lilacs and Ceylon tea, over a core of kirsch, raspberry pie and warm blackberries plus touches of garrigue and pencil shavings. Medium-bodied, fresh and fragrant in the mouth, it has soft, easy-going tannins and a compelling iron ore note on the finish.

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