2013 Pedesclaux, Pauillac
Aromas of blueberry, black currant and stone. Full body, very structured and chewy. Lots of cabernet sauvignon undertones. Very salty. Needs time to soften. Give it two or three years to soften.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The classic Pauillac notes of cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake and creme de cassis make an appearance in this wine. With vineyards well-situated on the so-called Milon Plateau adjacent to vineyards owned by Mouton Rothschild and Lafite Rothschild, its neighborhood is luxury-class and the wine is beginning to reflect that. It is medium to full-bodied, shows good, even excellent depth, impressive purity, no herbaceousness or astringency and plenty of blue and black fruits that are often characteristic of a top Pauillac. The tannins are light, so the wine is best drunk in its first 10-12 years of life. (RP)
Offers solid, grippy plum and black currant fruit, with charcoal and tobacco shadings and lovely floral note drifting throughout. Features solid cut and depth. One of the sleeper hits of the vintage. (JM)
The 2013 Pedesclaux fleshes out nicely in the glass. Dark red cherry, plum, new leather and menthol notes wrap around the juicy, layered finish. The 2013 isn't super complex, but it is delicious and should drink beautifully upon release. There is a lot to like here. The blend is 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Tasted twice. (AG)