Chateau de Pez 2007
Tasted blind at the 2007 Bordeaux horizontal in Southwold. The Château de Pez 2007 is a little simple on the nose with notes of tar, dark berries and cold tea. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy red-berried fruit, a dash of white pepper, cedar and tobacco, quite harmonious thought missing some depth towards the finish.
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Château de Pez is located west of the town of Saint-Estèphe. The estate consists of 74 contiguous acres,... View More
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