Château Pédesclaux 2016
Château Pedesclaux is superb in 2016 and comes highly recommend by us and many of the leading critics @ £198.00 IB per case of six.
Neal Martin places Pedesclaux on-par with the likes of Léoville Barton, which I fear, will be released close to double the price...
This is very tight and focused with a precise, almost piercing depth. Full body, ultra-refined and a long finish. Fantastic length. Great elegance here with power.
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.