Chateau De Pez 2012 (Rv) Saint Estephe
Created in the 15th century, Pez is the oldest Domaine in Saint Estèphe. The Pontac family, who
also created Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. The Domaine was sold as a property of the state
after the French Revolution and owned by a succession of families before it was purchased by
Champagne Louis Roederer in 1995.
Located west of the town of Saint-Estèphe, Château de Pez consists of 74 continuous acres, with
59 acres planted to prime grape varieties, mainly Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Given the style of the vintage, most of these wines should be accessible young yet evolve for a
decade or more because of their concentration and tannic structure. Lots of smoky wood, with
currant and spice that follow through to a medium-to-full body, with medium tannins and a crisp
finish. Best after 2009.