Château Tour de Pez is a classic and elegant Cru Bourgeois, widely praised by Bordeaux lovers. Unlike most Saint-Estèphe wines, over half of the estate is planted with Merlot - ensuring smooth tannins, minty aromas and a round structure. The majority of Merlot in this blend makes it ready to drink earlier than its peers from the appellation. Really worth a try!
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|Wine Characteristics||When & how to drink?|
Château Tour de Pez
Dry Red wine
41% Cabernet Sauvignon
4% Petit Verdot
from now to 2028
2 hours before serving
Rib of beef, Osso Bucco, duck breast
35 years old
14 months in oak barrels, 30% new oak
|What experts say|
Bronze Medal at Decanter World Wine Award
88/100 "Ripe, fresh and focused, with a lively, pebbly edge that adds energy to the mix of damson plum and bitter cherry notes. Light floral and iron hints check in through the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2020."
91/100 "The wine, with its 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, is solidly structured with plenty of the firmness that is characteristic of young Saint-Estèphe. To go with this structure, the wine is also full of perfumed black fruits that are already delicious. It will be a rich serious wine as it develops over the next several years."
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