2010 De Pez, St-Estèphe
**Best Buy** This firmly tannic wine boasts solid structure and density. It has powerful concentration, due to very low yields. The fruit is ripe, driven by notes of black plum and berry. This is a wine with a long-term future.
Currants and blackberries, with licorice and flowers. Full and firm, with silky tannins and a pretty finish.
This has a crunchy feel, with brambly acidity and an energetic core of damson plum, red currant, lilac and chalk. Stays refreshing through the finish, showing a pleasant austerity and fine length. Drink now through 2022.
Floral and fragrant lifted Cabernet fruit, good depth, lots of extraction and quite meaty texture, firm tannins, still a little raw and green, but good depth for the future. (SS)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Floral-infused blue and red fruits along with crushed rock, damp earth and forest notes combine in this medium-bodied, accessible wine, which can be drunk now or cellared for 12-15 years.
Not to be confused with Les Ormes de Pez, the Château De Pez is actually the oldest domaine in St-Estèphe. The Pontac family, who also created Haut-Brion, gave the domaine its vineyards back in the 15th century. The estate now has 59 acres under vine, dominated by Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.