Chateau Pezat 2009

I can sometimes be a bit sceptical about the quality of the wines of Bordeaux Supérieur, but this one is a good, solid claret from an outstanding vintage (2009).  It's a blend of 85% merlot and 15% cabernet franc and the vineyard itself is not far from St Emilion.  Its regional expression is probably more dominant than its constituent grape varieties.

Bright, it has a medium to pronounced intensity hue of ruby in the glass.  Classic aromatics of blackcurrants, cedar and clove feature, with a medium intensity expression.  The palate is dry, with medium(-) tannins, short to medium length and dominant cedar and clove flavours, together with black pepper and blackcurrants.  The tannins are quite fine grained, and the overall mouthfeel savoury.  At $28, it's not bad value. This is the sort of wine I'd love to see in the low $20s, as I think it would fly out the door.  Good

Abv: 14%
Price: $28
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Tasted: August 2012

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