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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.
In Bordeaux, the heat resulted in early flowering. Also, this led to an early harvest after a very hot summer. As a starting point, there is great maturity in the grapes, and one can expect a more opulent vintage than in the last few years.
The summer this year has been the warmest since 1959, yet the rain has fallen at the right times during the growing season. The harvest took place two weeks before the norm and will yield grapes with high potential alcohol and the lowest acidity since the 2003 vintage. As they say in Bordeaux: "It has been a good and extreme growing season which hopefully also produces great wines".