James Suckling 95-96
This is very chewy with dusty tannins and blackberry and blueberry character. Some chocolate, too. Full and layered. Such beautiful violet and black-cherry quality at the end with some raspberries, 56% cabernet sauvignon. 34% merlot, 5% cabernet franc and
The 2020 Pédesclaux is a dark, powerful wine. Muscular tannins wrap around a core of inky dark cherry, plum, chocolate, new leather and licorice. This is not an easy wine to taste because of the searing tannins, which I am not sure will ever soften. It will be interesting to see how the Pédesclaux evolves in the coming years. The 2020 has a bit less Cabernet than the recent norm because of lower yields for the Cabernet and a preference for Merlot in this vintage. Pédesclaux remains a decidedly potent Pauillac.
Anticipated maturity: 2025-2035