Wine Enthusiast 91 points - This is a serious wine structured with firm tannins. The texture is solid and somewhat austere, but very concentrated. Associated with Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande in Pauillac, de Pez is now showing the solid and long-aging character of Saint-Estephe. Drink from 2018.
Wine Spectator 87 points - Features a warm toasty note that sits apart from the core of soft plum, blackberry and coffee flavors. Delivers a woodsy echo through the finish. Drink now through 2016. 10,000 cases made.-JM
(Jun 15 2014)
Wine Advocate 87 points - A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, the medium-bodied 2011 De Pez possesses power and richness as well as some earthy, mineral, chalk, black currant and black cherry notes. A successful wine for the vintage, it should drink well for a decade. (Apr 2012)