94 Points - Neal Martin
The 2016 Pédesclaux is the first vintage to include all four grape varieties planted in the vineyard, according to Emmanuel Cruse. It has a very focused, concentrated bouquet of blackberry, graphite, hints of tobacco and a slight granitic scent - très Pauillac. The palate is medium-bodied with silky tannin, impressive depth, gentle grip and a killer line of acidity. I adore the harmony and precision of this Pédesclaux, which is probably the best to date. Highly recommended.
95 Points - James Suckling
So aromatic with crushed currants, raspberries and blackberries with hints of graphite and lead pencil. Full-bodied and very tight with beautiful tannins and a long, flavorful finish. The tannins really build at the end of the palate. Try from 2024..
93-95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
The 2016 Château Pédesclaux is the darkest colored in the lineup and is made from 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and the rest Cabernet Franc. Blueberries, raspberries, spring flowers, menthol, and spice notes all flow to a beautifully pure, seamless, elegant and refined Pauillac that has good acidity, building, fine tannin, and a great finish. It’s a beautiful barrel sample and my money is on it being the finest wine from the estate to date.