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Château Pédesclaux 2009 has a deep purple color, a lively nose with hints of ripe Cabernet Sauvignon and cedar. The palate has a fleshy entry, full and round, it has an exceptional quality of tannins. Long, very long, Château Pédesclaux 2009 has a finish composed of blackcurrant and blackberry flavors with a great freshness.
Tasted at the Château in February 2012
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.
The weather conditions of the vintage 2009 were exceptional, combining a wet beginning of season and a very dry end of season. We can underline a loss of water resources for the 8th consecutive year in particular in February-March and in August-September. Concerning the temperatures, a cold winter and a soft vegetative season are the main points of 2009. We had a huge thermal range with chilly nights (7 to 15°C) and hot days (27 to 35°C).
The budbreak took place normally, at the beginning of April but it was very quick. The flowering started at the end of May under excellent meteorological conditions. Finally, the “veraison” was homogeneous, at the beginning of August.
Hot days, fresh nights and limited rainfalls produced an excellent ripeness of the berries all the way to the harvest.