In the heart of the Pauillac appellation, Château La Fleur Peyrabon boasts a lot of character. On the left bank of Bordeaux, this property has been brilliantly managed by Patrick Bernard since 1998, who eagerly produces elegant and refined wines that reflect the unique features of this great terroir.
Château La Fleur Peyrabon 2010 is a Pauillac wine that stems from a vineyard of just over 7 hectares. The vines are 14 years old on average, and are planted on a fine Médoc terroir composed of sandy gravel soils and resting upon a clay subsoil.
Vinification and ageing
Manual harvesting. The grapes are transferred in a vibrating container, destemmed and optically sorted, then crushed and vatted. The vinification is carried out in concrete vats. Average maceration for 21 days. The presses are systematically placed into barrels. Part of the wine is placed in barrels when it is run off. The wine is aged for 14 months in barrels (50% new oak).
Château La Fleur Peyrabon 2010 comprises a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (67%), Merlot (26%) and Petit Verdot (7%).
Opaque ruby/purple with notes of lead pencil shavings, cedar wood, black currants, forest floor and some oak, the wine performs like a classified growth. Full-bodied and rich, with striking purity, texture and a long 30-second finish, this wine should drink nicely for up to 15 or more years.