New owners here are a French couple named Lorenzetti, who took over the property, with vineyards of an average age of 35 years, in 2009. They have a hired a young technical director and Emmanuel Cruse, owner of the admirably classic Ch d`Issan in Margaux, to offer advice. The result in 2010 is a superb wine, with great potential, which is excellent value. The assemblage consists of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, ageing in 60% new oak barrels. In colour, this is purple-red of medium depth, the nose being fine, fragrant and fresh. The palate is full-bodied, with sweet fruitiness on entry, which is well-sustained and balanced throughout. This is a beautiful wine, with supple, appealing tannins on the finish, and luscious aftertaste (for drinking 2016-2025+).
2010 Château Pedesclaux, 5ème Cru Classé Pauillac
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