Ch. de Pez St Estephe 2012

Cabernet Sauvignon from France - Bordeaux
Review Date : 23-Feb-2015
Cru Bourgeois. 47% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, fermented to 13.5% alc., the wine aged 12 months in 40% new oak. Very dark, deep, near impenetrable black-red colour, youthful in appearance. The nose is softly full with densely packed aromas of ripe black plums with subtle blackcurrant nuances at the core, unfolding earthy elements along with pencil shavings oak and a little funky gaminess. Medium-full bodied, the fruit is rich and plush, with moderately deep black plum and earthy flavours. Some funky game and cedary oak detail emerges. The tannin extraction is soft and fine-textured, growing in presence to provide a solid, dry, grainy mouthfeel. Subtle acid liveliness underlines the palate carrying the restrained fruit flavours to the finish. This is a densely-textured claret with light but plush, black plummy fruit along with savoury, earthy, game-like detail. Serve with roast beef and lamb and slow-cooked game meat over the next 7-9 years. 17.5/20 Feb 2015 RRP $73.99

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