"The wine exhibits Pauillac’s classic note of creme de cassis intermixed with vanillin, espresso and white chocolate. Medium to full-bodied and rich, with 13% natural alcohol, this 10,000-case cuvee should drink well for 15-20 years. Perhaps the key here was that the Cabernet Sauvignon was picked relatively late, between October 10 and 14. That appears to have given the wine an extra level of intensity and richness.
Given the fact that this property, purchased in 2009 by real estate entrepreneur Jacky Lorenzetti, for decades has been a candidate for the most disappointing classified growth of Pauillac, the 2012 Pedesclaux is a revelation. Certainly the finest Pedesclaux I have ever tasted, it was made from stunningly low yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare, and the final blend was 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 32% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Finally, the 2012 reveals the potential of this vineyard which sits on the high Pauillac plateau adjacent to Pontet Canet and Mouton Rothschild."
Quelle: "The Wine Adcovate", Issue 206 auf www.erobertparker.com