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Fleur de Pedesclaux, Pauillac 2013

R450

Second wine of up & coming Chateaux Pedesclaux, a wine delivering enticing bouquet with a full bodied, graphite-tinged finish in an approachable vintage

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Description

Description

 

Additional information

Additional information

Curated Selection

Bin Ends, Second Wines

Grape Variety

Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Other Varietals

Producer

Bordeaux Chateaux

Product Type

Red Wine

Vintage

2013

Wine Group

Boutique

Wine Occasion

Casual Entertainment, Formal Entertainment

Wine Region

Bordeaux, Bordeaux – Left Bank

Story

Story

One of Pauillac’s less well-known estates, Chateau Pédesclaux is well situated in front of Mouton Rothschild and Pontet-Canet.

The property’s history dates back to the early 19th century when Urbain Pédesclaux – a renowned trader on the Bordeaux marketplace – acquired some vineyards put up for sale following the Revolution and established the estate in 1810. Symbolising the bourgeoisie’s arrival in the Médoc (previously under aristocratic rule), Urbain Pierre Pédesclaux set about building the estate’s reputation. When the wines of the region were classified in 1855, Chateau Pédesclaux was granted the title of Fifth Growth.

The estate was acquired by Françoise and Jacky Lorenzetti in 2009. Over the next few years they purchased new parcels, almost doubling the property’s footprint from 26 to 50 hectares. The vineyards underwent significant work with soil studies and replanting, and in 2014, opened a new chapter, its vineyards fully restructured and an impressive new gravity-fed winery and cellaring facilities.

Fleur de Pedesclaux is the second wine of Chateau Pedesclaux, made from younger vines

Specifications

Specifications

Consultant – Eric Boissenot & Christophe Coupez

Vines – Planted area 36 hectares, with average age of 35 years

Blend – 75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. 5% Petit Verdot

All work favours a good distribution and aeration of the grapes: Vertical shoot positioning, thinning. Hand picked selective harvest, with separation of end and hearts. Manual harvest in small crates and sorting. Cold maceration during 15 days, following by long maceration of weeks. Rack and Return by gravity with punching down.

Ageing – 16 months if 33% new oak, 2/3 second fill.

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

Pédesclaux’s second wine is a flower which opens up as you approach. The wine’s higher proportion of Merlot gives it a tender and gentle style with an ample, silky structure. Its fruit aromas are intense, crisp and delicious.

It has a clean and precise bouquet with a touch of gravel, tinged with a scintilla of blood orange. The palate is medium-bodied with tensile tannin, not heavy in the mouth and nicely balanced on the simple, graphite-tinged finish. Enjoy this for 4-6 years after bottling. Fleur de Pédesclaux can be drunk in its very early years.

Critic Ratings

Critic Ratings

James Suckling – 89 points

10 Feb, 2016 – A second wine with blueberry, salt and walnut. Full body, firm and chewy. Sea salt and stone character on the palate. Drink or hold.

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