Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
75cl * 13.5% ABV * Saint-Estèphe, Bordeaux, France
The domain of Pez, created in the 15th century is - with Calon Ségur - one of the oldest in Saint-Estèphe. In 1452, Squire Jean de Briscos ruled the estate followed in time by Jean de Pontac in 1585. The Pontac family, who also created Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. The property remained in the hands of their descendents until the French Revolution after which it was sold as a property of the State. When the Louis Roederer Champagne House bought it in 1995, it immediately set about improving the vineyards and cellars. 1996 was the first vintage fully made under the new ownership, and quality has been improving ever since. Powerful tannins are balanced by rich fruit - firm, in the classic St Estephe style.
Robert Parker 87/100