Monday 4 July 2016

1983 Château de Pez

1983 Château de Pez
This ancient St Estephe consist of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc and 15% Merlot. That is to say way back in 1983. Nowadays they (Roederer bought the estate in 1995) have cut back on the Cabernet Sauvignon and recent vintages contains around 50%. And the Merlot part has increased to about 40%.
According to Parker I should have drunk this 10 years ago. It was probably very fine then, but tonight it displays the merits of cellaring Bordeaux.
The nose is open and rewarding with notes of warm stables, dried black currants, pipe tobacco and coffee grounds. Very generous and good. Some old wood notes. A very fine mature Bordeaux nose.
The taste is mature, round and dry with notes of black currant leaves, undergrowth, pencil shavings and dry tobacco. The finish is medium long, dry and aristocratic. Very, very good. Fully mature, but well stored bottles should be this good for another 3-5 years.
89p   (tasted 2016/06)

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