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A great Pauillac is not necessarily destined to be austere for the first fifteen years of its existence, as is demonstrated by Pédesclaux which instantly impresses with its dense and charming style.
In the world of great Pauillac, Château Pédesclaux is like its terroir: complex. Amid this mosaic of soils, the clay provides power and the gravel fosters the expression of elegance. Pédesclaux embodies the density of Pauillac, tempered by a unique voluptuousness.Enthusiasts could set it aside for several decades.
Bordeaux / An excellent year for both sides of the Gironde and just the vintage that Bordeaux needed after the rain affected vintages of the previous 4 years. A mild winter and early spring was followed by a dry, hot summer. It did rain in early September but the rain was less than in the previous 4 vintages and, crucially, there was perfect weather from September 20th through to October.
Quality is high across all levels and appellations, with the Merlot-dominated wines of St-Emilion andPomerol being particularly successful. The best wines are very ripe and display good concentration and structure.