Château Pedesclaux is an estate we think is worth getting on board with early. Like Lynch-Bages and Pontet-Canet, to which it is adjacent, this is a fifth growth Pauillac, in the doldrums until it was bought by property investor and rugby club owner Jacky Lorenzetti. He now runs Pedesclaux with his daughter Manon and clearly has his sights set on equalling those other fifths.
When we first visited here a few vintages back it was an amazing display of cutting-edge Bordeaux wine making technology. The dark oblong winery looms over the vineyard and has the most amazing display of high tech stainless steel we have ever seen. There is an enormous sense of focus and intent in the team. The vintages we have tasted tend toward being complex, serious, dark-fruited, muscular and full of crushed rock mineral character.
Offered at £320 per dozen, Suckling scores the 2020 95-96 points. We would not be at all surprised if wines from this estate were trading at closer to twice this price in ten years from now.
Bordeaux En Primeur, Landing in spring 2023
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