Single Bottle - Standard - 750ml
A chewy frame surrounds a core of bitter plum and black cherry fruit, while a prominent savory thread curls through the dusty, olive-accented finish. A bit rustic in the end. Drink now through 2016. 10,416 cases made.
Tasted blind at the Southwold Bordeaux tasting. The 2012 Château de Pez has an attractive blackberry and cedar-scented bouquet, the oak nicely integrated here with hints of marmalade and orange peel in the background. The palate is medium-bodied with succulent ripe tannin, a little forward and "flashy" in style, not complex but with decent depth on the slightly one-dimensional finish. I have a feeling this has more to offer down the line, hence the plus sign against my score. Tasted January 2016.
Blackberry, blueberry and freshly sliced mushroom aromas follow through to a full body, firm tannins and a fresh finish. Better in 2017.