2016 Pedesclaux, Pauillac (750ml) »FUTURES«

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2016 Pedesclaux
# FRPECS16AE
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Sub-Region: Pauillac
Grape Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Score: 95WA, 93V, 93WS

This is a FUTURES item. 2016 futures will begin arriving in 2019. 29 bottles available.

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The 2016 Pedesclaux is a blend of 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc, picked between 29 September and 18 October, matured in 60% new oak. It has a tightly-wound bouquet with blackberry and raspberry fruit, a touch of iodine and graphite. I like the subtle nature of this Pedesclaux, the brooding intensity. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannin, crisp and fresh, a gorgeous salinity and a long and persistent, lightly spiced finish. This leaves the 2015 Pedesclaux far behind.

93-95 points, Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Issue # 230 - Apr 2017)

The 2016 Pédesclaux is ripe, voluptuous and downright delicious. Although not especially complex, Pédesclaux has an immediacy that is hugely appealing. Black cherry, chocolate, smoke, mocha and licorice add to its sumptuous, racy personality. This is a wine of pure, unadulterated pleasure. The 2016 spent a whopping two months on the skins (including a 10-15 day cold soak) and will see about 50% new oak during its planned 18 months in barrel. Eric Boissenot is the consulting winemaker. Tasted two times.

90-93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Apr 2017)

Ironclad grip frames a core of dark currant fruit, with flecks of tobacco and pepper chiming in on the finish. Textbook Pauillac.

90-93 points, James Molesworth, Wine Spectator (2017)