2012 Pédesclaux, Pauillac
This shows much more clarity than the 2011. Aromas of currants, lead pencil and flowers. Blueberries, too. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and beautiful fruit. This is a wine that shows finesse and structure for the vintage. Very polished and well made. Try in 2018.
The 2012 Pédesclaux has been superb on both occasions I have tasted it recently. One of the real sleepers of the vintage, the 2012 is endowed with terrific depth and tons of personality. Dark cherry, raspberry, tobacco and wild flowers add multiple shades of dimension. This is a superb showing from Pedesclaux and proprietor Jacky Lorenzetti. The 2012 is 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. There can be little doubt Pedesclaux is a property to watch. (AG)
This has a brambly feel, with a cassis bush note running throughout. The core of succulent plum, blackberry and raspberry fruit is bright and defined. Shows lots of racy grip through the finish, complemented by buried minerality. An excellent effort and a real surprise; this has blossomed following the élevage. Best from 2018 through 2025. (JM)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pédesclaux has turned things around dramatically under the administration of Jacky and Françoise Lorenzetti. The terroir is brilliantly sandwiched between Pontet-Canet and Mouton-Rothschild. The 2012 has a dense bluish/purple color and creamy vanillin notes along with some blueberry and black raspberry fruit. The wine is medium-bodied, pure, ripe and certainly a dramatic improvement over decades of rather poor wines. This will hit its prime in another 5-6 years and last up to 20 years. (RP)