2014 Chateau Pedesclaux 375 ml

Year: 2014
Appellation: Pauillac
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 89
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 88-91
James Suckling: 90
Wine Enthusiast: 91-93--Jeff Leve: 89-91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$21.95

WHAT AN UNDER-PRICED PAUILLAC!!

"Fresh and engaging, with a vivid plum and cassis core spiked with anise details and backed by a lightly singed spice note on the finish. Shows a pure graphite edge. Approachable now. Drink now through 2024. 12,500 cases made. –JM " (WS)

"The 2014 Pédesclaux has a tightly wound bouquet with redcurrant and crushed strawberry fruit, cedar and cigar box aromas filtering through with time. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, plenty of black fruit laced with cedar and black pepper, though it does not quite deliver the complexity that I think the 2015 will on the finish. Still, it is a very capable vintage from the rejuvenated château that is certainly going places in the same way that Pontet-Canet did in the 1990s. Tasted twice with consistent notes." (WA)

"Dark red cherries, plums, smoke, new leather and cedar meld together in the 2014 Pédesclaux. Silky, supple and expressive even in its youth, the 2014 will drink well with minimal cellaring. The high percentage of Merlot in the blend gives Pédesclaux lovely juiciness and much of its soft, easygoing personality. The blend is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot. Tasted two times.' (VM)

"Quite developed soy-sauce and earth nose. A solid wine with quite a firm core, but it’s not very charming at the moment. The harmony on the finish is good though. " (JS)

"91–93. Barrel Sample. From an up and coming property in Pauillac, this wine shows firm tannins and lively acidity on the palate, with a fruit kick on the finish." (WE)

"Tobacco, cedar, licorice and cassis on the nose, this wine has smooth tannins, freshness, and the polished finish of dark plums. The wine was produced from a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 47% Merlot. 89-91 Pts" (JL)