2009 Pedesclaux, Pauillac (Pre-Arrival)
Packed with Cabernet blackcurrant flavors, very ripe and laden with blackcurrants. Great final freshness.
An amped-up style, with showy aromatics of toasty spice and wood, but there's good solid density to the blackberry, black currant and fig fruit, and the toast melds into a more honest graphite edge through the finish. A solid expression of the modern style. Best from 2013 through 2025.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2009 is dark ruby and has some moderately intense notes of black currants, cherries, cedar and wood smoke. Some spice box also makes an appearance in this medium-bodied, pleasant but straightforward Pauillac. Drink it over the next decade.
*1/2+ Big wine, with lots of lead pencil and a good finish. Tons of chocolate, spice and flowers on the nose. Packed with loads of ripe black fruits and a freshness never achieved by this property. Bravo. Note: Futures item. Wine will arrive late 2011 to 2013. You will be contacted for delivery instructions.