Chateau Tour De Pez
chateau tour de pez st. estephe 2018
Recognized from the outset as a Cru Bourgeois du Médoc, Château Tour de Pez is the result of the strict selection of the finest grapes from the estate to produce a wine that first and foremost asserts its Saint Estèphe identity, expressing its origins and its terroir with intensity. Polished by expert, precise winemaking, and mellowed through contact with oak, it offers amazing finesse of tannins, silkiness, balance, and superb freshness that lingers in the mouth. An accomplished, accessible Cru Bourgeois from Saint Estèphe, certified High Environmental Quality, that offers unsurpassed value and infinite tasting pleasure. Savour it with all kinds of cuisine, but above all in good company…
Deep ruby red, with aromas of fresh red fruit thanks to a dominant proportion of Merlot. Delicately full and round in the mouth with tannins of great finesse that confer charm and grace. The balance is impeccable in this wine of pure pleasure that reveals a delightfully juicy and superbly silky finish.
JS91, James Suckling
"Aromas of blackcurrants, black olives, dried flowers, cloves and graphite with some mushroom undertones. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, tightly knit tannins. Savory, chewy finish. Try from 2023."
"With a vineyard located on gravel and clay-limestone soils, this has fresh and bright acidity, is a little under-powered through the mid-palate but fills out again to show unfussy pleasure, with ripe berry fruits and a serious bite of tannins through the finish. A yield of 44hl/ha, 33% new oak. Drinking Window 2022 - 2036."
"The 2018 Tour de Pez offers brambly red fruit, sage and light minty aromas on a nose that takes several swirls of the glass to come out of its shell. The palate is medium-bodied with light tannins for a Saint-Estèphe, but it is nicely focused with well-judged acidity and a cohesive, saline finish. Understated, but quite stylish."