Friday, January 16, 2009
From Decanter Magazine:
Pedesclaux 2005 has been the subject of fevered speculation on both internet message boards and merchants' order lists. The wine was one of three (along with Mouton and Pichon) to garner an automatic 5-star award (averaging a score of over 18.5/20 from all tasters) without the need for re-tasting
"A deep red/black colour with a little fade at the rim. On the nose it is strong and serious with intense cassis and black olive aromas. Powerful and strapping with impressive concentration of black fruit. Rich and sweet, so much so that the tannins are more than matched by the considerable fruit. Dense and finely balanced. Big, yet no hard edges and this can be drunk early or kept for 10 years +."
18.5/20, Stephen Browett, Farr Vintners
A little tight on the nose. Slight saw dust, strong cassis and black fruit note on the nose. On the palate, it is tightly wounded with a good concentration of blackcurrant and licorice. Pretty silky and smooth. Slight bitter sweet note in the end. Leave it in the cellar for a good 5 years to taste it again.