2009 Pédesclaux, Pauillac
Huge improvement here. This is full-bodied, with super polished tannins and light smoky, chocolaty and plum character. Long and polished. Very fine indeed. Drink after 2016.
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.
Fine cassis nose and lovely fragrance of fruit plus a hint of violets. Very good natural ripeness on the palate, already quite smooth with richness very present, and natural tannins there to add depth and complexity. A beautiful, feminine Pauillac. 18.5/20 points. (SS)
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. (RP)
A 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. This is a great classified growth at a very fair price. The new owners have turned this property around. Definitely the best ever produced here. Bravo. -Clyde Beffa