This ancient Bordeaux estate of Pez dates back to the year 1450 and is one of the two oldest St-Estephe estates. The Pontac family, who also created Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. Since 1995, Chateau de Pez has been owned by the house of Louis Roederer. The estate covers 74 continuous acres, with 59 acres planted mainly with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is made of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. The wines are left to ferment in traditional oak vats before being blended and left to develop for a period of 16 to 18 months in oak barrels. (40% New)
89 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine
“Powerfully ripe wine, solidly based on a structure of dark tannins and
dense black currant fruit.”
90-90 Points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate , April 2009
"A big time sleeper of the vintage, this may be the finest De Pez produced in over 40 years. Now in the sure hands of the Roederer-Deutz champagne firm (also the proprietors of Pichon-Lalande and the neighboring St.-Estephe estate of Beausejour), the 2008 is a blend of 50% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Petit Verdot cropped at 38 hectoliters per hectare. A deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by dense creme de cassis, cedarwood, and earth characteristics, a plush, full-bodied texture, superb concentration and purity, and sweet tannins. This is another impressive example from a vintage that the mainstream media began maligning before any grapes were ever harvested.
89 Points - Robert Parker , Wine Advocate, May 2011
"Another sleeper of the vintage from this large estate (95 acres purchased by the owners of the Louis Roederer Champagne firm), the deep plum/ruby-hued 2008 De Pez possesses soft acids, low acidity, medium to full body and attractive plum, red and black currant, licorice and spice box characteristics. A blend of 50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petit Verdot, it should be consumed over the next 10 years."