|2007: A forward year, so they say|
A former Cru Bourgeois, (I think) it has probably more minerality than any other wine I know.
There are few Saint-Estephe's that can compete with it for big, bold, earthy mineral flavours.
Calon Segur and Phelan Segur, both of which I have been sampling recently, are at the other end of the Saint-Estephe scale for me. Much more subtle. Not better, just different.
The only other Saint-Estephe I know that reminds me of Pez is Lafon Roche, another big beast from the north of the left bank.
This wine, whilst extremely young, almost criminally, is drinking well right now. It has all the character of Pez you would expect.
I hear the left bank Bordeaux 2007's are generally drinking well across the board.
Mine came from Carrefour in Brussels. More on where to buy it here.
It's not as huge as the 2003, which is possibly the most extreme of this genre I have tried (it's so intense friends of mine disliked it) and I thought this 2007 was well balanced by comparison. It's well worth a try.