Chateau Pédesclaux 2009

91 points

Pauillac. 13%

Whoa – Pomerol in Pauillac. A fascinating glimpse into the 2009 Bordeaux vintage.

Uber ripe, but not cooked or jammy. Seductive low acid, almost creamy, fig/plum juice. Oodles of flavour.

I suspect that wines like this can age for a good while, but I’m not sure that I would like them any better for it. I fear that the freshness might go and the wine turn pruney. Anyway it’s delicious now, I can’t ever recall a Bordeaux being so approachable so young.

This all sounds wonderful, but it’s a style that I wouldn’t want to drink often.

The Bordelaise should find such wines easy to sell in the US – expect for the price tags. If they teach the Chinese that this is what Bordeaux tastes like it might come back to bite them in later vintages.

Pédesclaux is a little known 5th Growth. WineDoctor has a profile here.

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