The 2012 Château Pédesclaux is close to the 2011 qualitatively and is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, brought up in 75% new French oak (most vintages see 65% new oak). Cassis, toasted spice, graphite, and some pretty flower notes all emerge from this rich, nicely textured, balanced red that has fine tannin and outstanding length. It’s charming and has plenty of upfront appeal yet should cruise in the cellar for 15-20 years
Jeb Dunnock – 91 Pt.
Cabernet Sauvignon & Merlot