Created in the 15th century, Château de Pez is the oldest domain in Saint-Estèphe. The Pontac family, who created Haut-Brion, gave Pez its vineyards. The domain was sold as a property of the state after the French Revolution and was owned by a succession of families before Champagne Louis Roederer purchased it in 1995. The estate covers more than 62 acres. The wines ferment in traditional oak vats before blending. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, aged 12 months in oak barrels, 40% new. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored their barrel tasting 93 points saying "Fruity and spicy, this is a fine, attractively fruity wine. While it doesn't have great weight, it has a core of dry tannins and a dark structure that suggests good aging for the future."