WE91 This is a serious wine structured with firm tannins. The texture is solid and somewhat austere, but very concentrated. Associated with Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac, de Pez is now showing the solid and long-aging character of Saint-Estephe. Drink from 2018.
The vintage is dense in color, retaining a purplish-blue hint typical of wines that are slow to develop. The slightly toasty nose has plenty of red- and black- berry fruit and a hint of jamminess mingled with aromas of spice and tobacco. The nose is what you would expect of a wine made from very ripe grapes. It is already deliciously complex. The palate is entirely consistent with the nose. The attack is still firm at this stage but developing in a manner that instantly suggests an opulent wine. Good, well-rounded substance lingers elegantly on the palate, with silky tannins and not a trace of harshness. This is truly an exceptional wine: thoroughbred, elegant and rich.