The 2014 de Pez is quite fascinating to taste after the Haut-Beausejour, which also belongs to the Rouzaud family. Here the more typical breath and savoriness of St. Estèphe comes through in spades. Sweet tobacco, mint, dried cherries, smoke and leather wrap around a resonant finish supported by firm yet well-integrated tannins. A blast of smoke, tobacco and incense informs the explosive racy finish supported by beams of salinity that give the wine much of its energy. The blend is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 41% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot.
Chateau De Pez Saint Estephe 2014 750ml